Training Teachers in India

by Heather Lowe  Thirty primary and secondary school teachers from villages along the Chambal River recently participated in a workshop on the turtles and other wildlife of the region. The workshop was held under the auspices of the National Chambal Sanctuary Project (Agra). The program was hosted at the Turtle Survival Alliance Garhaita Turtle Centre in…

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Preparing for Tortoise Reintroduction in Myanmar

by Heather Lowe  The Turtle Survival Alliance has been part of a highly successful collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Myanmar to conserve critically endangered and endemic turtles and tortoises since 2009. Our work began as an effort to build turtle facilities to breed and house rare and endangered turtles rescued from government confiscations. …

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Installing Buoys to Protect African Turtles

by Heather Lowe  The Tocc Tocc Community Nature Reserve at Lac de Guiers in northern Senegal serves as an important aquatic habitat for many wild species, including the Adanson’s Mud Terrapin (Pelusios adansonii) and the African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis). Unfortunately, for many years this area has been subjected to a variety of threats including over-fishing and…

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Alligator Farm Raises Funds for Turtles

by Heather Lowe  The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is known for their crocodilians, but they turned their attention to turtles at the end of 2013. Throughout November and December, the Alligator Farm raised funds for the Turtle Survival Alliance through their ‘donate a dollar’ program at the gate, in addition to piggy banks throughout the park…

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