Archive for November 2015

Big-headed Turtles Hatch at the TSC

by Heather Lowe  Four Big-headed Turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) hatched at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in South Carolina in October. The hatching is a marked acheivement for the TSC staff, as the species has historically been difficult to reproduce in captivity. To celebrate the occasion, we are offering TSA members the opportunity to name one of…

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More Than 1,000 Turtles and Nests Protected in Colombia

by Mathilde Overduin, WCS  More than one thousand nests of the Giant South American River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) were found and protected this year in a small portion of the Meta River, in the Orinoquía region of Colombia, as part of a project led by Fundación Omacha, Turtle Survival Alliance, and Wildlife Conservation Society, and funded by…

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