Protected: Art Auction for the Turtle Survival Alliance’s Tortoise Conservation Center in Madagascar

17 October 2019 | Enter your password to view comments.

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New ID Tools to Help Curb Illegal Trade of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in India Launched

12 October 2019

New Delhi: TRAFFIC, the Turtle Survival Alliance India (TSA-India) and WWF-India have created new identification (ID) tools in the form of pocket-sized Identification Cards and a foldable Poster on all 28 species of tortoises and freshwater turtles found in India to help enforcement officers identify the species encountered in illegal wildlife trade. The ID tools’…

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Tortoises and Freshwater Turtle Trade in India 2009-2019

01 October 2019

-Over 11,000 tortoises and freshwater turtles entered illegal wildlife trade in India every year since 2009- Dr Shailendra Singh, Director of Turtle Survival Alliance India Program says that training wildlife law enforcement agencies in identifying the species in trade is crucial to combating its poaching and illegal trade.  Read more and download the full report…

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BFREE and TSA Celebrate Hicatee Awareness Month!

01 October 2019 | 0 Comments

By Heather Barrett The Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE), Turtle Survival Alliance, and our partners are thrilled to celebrate the 3rd Annual Hicatee Awareness Month this October! Throughout the month, activities and events will celebrate the beloved Central American River Turtle (Dermatemys mawii) – locally known as the hicatee. We have lots…

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Tragedy Befalls TSA’s Tortoise Conservation Center in Madagascar

28 September 2019 | 8 Comments

For Immediate Release September 28, 2019 Tsihombe, Madagascar – Tragedy has struck the TSA’s Tortoise Conservation Center (TCC), the lynchpin of TSA’s efforts to prevent the extinction of the Radiated Tortoise from the wilds of Madagascar. Early Thursday morning, a fire broke out in the main office and living quarters of our senior staff there. With…

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In Search of Tennessee Bog Turtles

26 September 2019

By Nathan Haislip In the mountains of northeastern Tennessee where football fans bleed orange and the moonshine flows like water, lives a reclusive reptile, the Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). Bog turtles have an incredibly fragmented range from Upstate New York to northern Georgia and were first discovered to occur in Tennessee the year I was…

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Saving the World's Most Endangered Turtles and Tortoises

Coordinating Global Response to Confiscation Events

The TSA has made a bold commitment:


Zero Turtle Extinctions

in the 21st Century