More than 1,530 rare baby sea turtles belonging to several species have been released into the sea in Núi Chúa National Park in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuận this year.
Việt Nam had been committed to protecting endangered turtles and issuing action plans to boost biodiversity since it became signatory to the Indian Ocean-Southeast Asia (IOSEA) Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding in 2001
A green sea turtle, a rare reptile species, was released back to nature in Hải Hà District, northern Quảng Ninh Province on Monday.
The illegal hunting and trade of wild animals has become a complex global business with tens of thousands of animals confiscated by authorities in Việt Nam alone.
Lại doesn't know exactly how many turtles he has saved, but he does know his actions protect this rare species of animal from being harmed by humans.