by Jordan Gray Two weeks ago, as Turtle Survival Alliance was preparing for a new year of turtle conservation, we were quickly reminded that 2021 was not over yet. At 8:00 PM local time on December 30th, TSA-Madagascar headquarters received word from our staff that a large number of tortoises were being smuggled out of…Read More
Who: Tabitha Hootman What: North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, North Florida Program Leader Where: Jacksonville, Florida Tabitha, you were recently named as the North Florida Program Leader for the TSA’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group. Could you please tell us more about what this group does and your goals as Program Leader going…Read More
On Saturday, December 25th, our TSA India Program gave the gift of freedom to 259 freshwater turtles— rewilding them to the Gomti and Sarju rivers of northern India. TSA partners Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force and Uttar Pradesh Forest Department seized the turtles from wildlife traffickers just over a month ago. The seized turtles…Read More
Coordinating Global Response to Confiscation Events
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