Biodiversity surveys

Indo-Myanmar Conservation conducts a variety of field-based surveys to research the natural biodiversity of the Indo-Myanmar Hotspot. Survey work began as part of the Asian Turtle Program’s work conserving tortoises and freshwater turtles; however, given the pressing need to document and understand the extent of wildlife diversity in Southeast Asia, the scope was expanded.

In Vietnam, much of the conservation efforts concentrate on large, charismatic mammal and bird species, while other taxa are often ignored. IMC aims to focus its work on these other, underappreciated species.

  • Small mammals
  • Camera trapping
  • Fish
  • Tortoises and freshwater turtles
  • Reptiles and amphibians

Threat assessment for the critically endangered Bourret’s box turtle in Bach Ma National Park, central Vietnam

New biodiversity survey highlights the species diversity of Ca Forest, central Vietnam

The tadpole of critically endangered Botsford’s leaf-litter frog

The Da River – historical habitat of Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle

Looking for release opportunities for turtles in Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve, Vietnam

Using interview surveys in northern Vietnam look for remaining Swinhoe’s softshell turtles in the wild