by Steve Platt  In 2007, Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society-Myanmar Program (WCS), launched an ambitious program to rescue the endemic Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) from the brink of extinction. Considered the second-most critically endangered turtle in the world, the remaining wild Burmese Roofed Turtles are confined to a remote…

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by Heather Lowe  The team from Will McGuire Construction is at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC) this week providing their skills and expertise as the Cuora Complex nears completion. Will’s team is installing a security enclosure in the form of a heavy steel frame covered with predator-proof wire mesh that will enclose the entire complex. The Cuora Complex will be…

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by Christine Bowie  2014 was a huge year for the Turtle Survival Center! Some of the biggest highlights include the completion of two new turtle habitats; the Sulawesi Greenhouse and the Forest Complex, the renovation and upgrade of the veterinary clinic, plus infrastructure modifications which will allow for even more growth. The team is kicking off another…

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by Steve and Kalyar Platt  Another milestone was reached this month in our efforts, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society, to reestablish a population of wild Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) in Myanmar. On 4 January 2015 at a wildlife sanctuary in central Myanmar, 300 captive-bred and headstarted subadult tortoises (3-5 years old) were moved…

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by Heather Lowe  The TSA-India team, in association with the local forestry department, recently rescued a 14.5 foot male gharial from the Son River in India. The team encountered the male gharial basking with fishing nets wrapped around its snout in Son Gharial Sanctuary while they were conducting a turtle survey. In addition to being entangled…

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