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Section: General News - Seeking the best solutions for protecting the endangered giant turtle species in Ho Guom - or Hoan Kiem Lake - ( Sword Lake ) was the theme of a seminar in Hanoi on Feb. 15.
At the seminar, hosted by the Hanoi Department of Science and Technology, domestic and foreign experts and scientists agreed that the Ho Guom turtle is being threatened by the polluted water environment and the competition of alien red-eared tortoises turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans).
However, they didn't reach a consensus on the most effective measure to rescue the turtle, which was featured in one of the nation's most popular legend.
Despite different ideas, …