Philippine Freshwater Turtle Conservation Program (PFTCP)
The MOA between KFI and PAWB-DENR on the Philippine Freshwater Turtle Conservation Program was signed in November 2006. This joint undertaking aims to conserve Philippine freshwater turtle populations and habitats, to conduct scientific research on biology and management of these turtles and its habitats and to educate and capacitate stakeholders for its conservation. Through the KIEBC at Narra, these objectives are hoped to be met. This MOA provides the legal basis to obtain confiscated turtles from recognized rescue centers and/or to accommodate otherwise rescued turtles to the center. Current activities give special attention to the critically endangered Philippine forest turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis and were sponsored by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Shellshock Campaign and the Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF).
Recent report: PFTCP Annual Report 2015
Contact person: Dr. Sabine Schoppe