A number of poached tortoises weighing 30 kilograms were released back into the wild at the Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on September 26.

The release was thanks to Venerable Thich Thien Quy, head of Tam Thanh Pagoda in Phu Cuong commune, Tam Nong district and his followers, who bought the tortoises from hunters and merchants in Tam Nong market.

The activity has contributed to the regional preservation of tortoises, which are at risk of extinction.-VNA