The Second Chance Project

Common Grounders Share What the Project Means to Them… And the Turtles!

By Nicole Alexandre

The Second Chance project was established to help preserve the critically endangered Vietnamese Pond Turtle from extinction. This species was listed on the IUCN Red List in 2006. Our goal is to raise and eventually breed the species, at which point we will send the babies back to the wild in a designated part of Vietnam. Here at Common Ground, clients feed and measure the turtles to track their growth and in the process learn several interesting facts about the species. The Second Chance project allows the clients to be a part of this meaningful and truly rewarding process.

I’m grateful to be a part of this project. I enjoy learning about this species and I find this project very rewarding.

Client Comments:

Denise – I love animals and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this project and love having the turtles around. I find all the facts about them very interesting.

Jesse – I’m really thrilled to be a part of this project. I loved learning fact about the turtles and look forward to sending the baby turtles back to their natural habitat.


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