by Heather Lowe  The Turtle Survival Alliance recently commended the countries of China and Pakistan on the repatriation of 204 Black Pond Turtles (Geoclemys hamiltonii) that had been confiscated on 15 June 2014 in northwest China. We are pleased to announce that WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, has since successfully released the turtles into their natural habitat.…

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by Heather Lowe  In one of the TSA’s most grassroots (and successful!) programs, team member Rupali Ghosh regularly visits fishing villages throughout southern Bangladesh, scouring markets and private ponds for any remnant individuals of the Critically Endangered Sundarbans River Terrain (Batagur baska). Through her hard work and determination, a breeding colony with fourteen males and six…

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by Heather Lowe  Dirt continues to fly at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC), with a multitude of new construction projects and renovations happening concurrently. The veterinary clinic at the Center received a full face-lift recently, knocking out walls and reconfiguring the space to make it much more usable and accessible. The lab has been enlarged and…

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by Heather Lowe  Amidst a flurry of construction and renovation that has been taking place at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC) this summer, animal care and husbandry has remained a top priority. The steadily growing collection at the TSC is now comprised of 421 animals, representing 32 species. A recent spate of hatchlings has been very…

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by Heather Lowe We have been welcomed with open arms by the community in the South Carolina low-country since opening the Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in 2013. The generosity of our neighbors, both individual and corporate, has been very much appreciated. Some of the donations received at the TSC just this summer are listed here. •…

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by Heather Lowe  Carol Alvarez – Veterinary Care Manager and Operations Specialist Carol was born with a love for animals and has always gravitated to the “underdogs.” She was given her first pet turtle at age 7 and by age 9 she was training domestic animals, followed by exotics, and then working with wildlife. She worked…

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