Wiped out in its former southern chinese habitats in the last decades, the mountain streams of Hong Kong were considered to be its last Stronghold...
... but rampant poaching also lead to its functional extinction there ...
... but there is hope!
Cuora trifasicata - What do we do?
We frequently return captive bred offspring to our Hong Kong based Partner Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Garden to serve for release projects in the not to distant future!
Together with our US-based Partner, the Turtle Conservancy, we are the first and only Facilities on this planet to frequently return Cuora specimens, for no-profit, back to their country of origin.
These specimens increase the local captive assurance genepool and provide the basis for future release projects, which are scheduled to happen soon.