by Andrea Currylow Since 2011, the TSA has been working with the southern Madagascar community of Ampotoka to create a safe reserve for the Radiated Tortoise. Ampotoka’s forests include some relatively untouched forested habitat that the community considers ancestral sacred ground. It is in those forests where the Radiated Tortoises were recently very numerous due to…

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by Christine Bowie  On the evening of March 20, water from a dam on the Upper Chambal River in India was released causing major flooding to three TSA turtle hatcheries along the riverbanks. Fortunately, the TSA field team along with the help of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department was able to swiftly recover all the eggs…

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by Heather Lowe  Turtle Survival Center team members Sheena Koeth and Nate Haislip recently paid a visit to one of the TSC’s consulting veterinarians, Dr. Shane Boylan, at the South Carolina Aquarium.   Animal health is a top priority for the turtles at the TSC and the collection is assessed monthly by consulting vet, Dr. Terry…

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by Heather Lowe The TSA assembled a team recently to travel to Belize to begin implementation of two grants designed to improve our understanding of the captive reproductive biology of the Central American River Turtle, Dermatemys mawii, locally known as the Hicatee. The grants – courtesy of the American Zoo Association and Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund – will…

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by Heather Lowe  Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA-India) along with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department (UPFD) recently rescued a 6.2 ft long male Ganges River Dolphin. It took more than two days and one night to recover the dolphin, which had strayed into a canal near the town of Badosaray in Northern India. The animal appeared unable…

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