Archive for May 2019

Why don’t we weep for turtles? They are disappearing before our eyes. Dr. Brian Horne, WCS

“Many of my fellow conservationists’ posts joined the backlash against the billionaires who donated hundreds of millions to Notre Dame’s restoration nearly overnight while the search for another female Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle that could save a species from extinction remains understaffed and underfunded. Inevitably, the question would arise: Why don’t we see articles on…

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TSA’s 10 Ways YOU Can Help Turtles on World Turtle Day®!

1. Help a turtle cross the road! Nesting season has begun and turtles will likely be crossing a road near you. Safely move the turtle to the other side of the road in the direction it was heading. 2. Support or start a local turtle conservation project near you! There are 469 types of turtles…

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#EndangeredSpeciesDay! Partners!

For the past four years, NCMNS Living Collections staff have traveled to and from the TSA’s Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in South Carolina to help manage the facility while TSA team members are called across the globe to confiscate testudines from poor and often dangerous conditions. Read more from the North Carolina Museum of Natural…

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Northern River Terrapins hatch at Karamjal!

Wildlife conservation efforts always involve immense patience and resilience and takes a long time to show any tangible progress. On the morning of May 16, conservationist and forest department officials at the wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans woke up to see some of the conservation efforts producing results. Read more about this…

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Largest freshwater turtle nears extinction—but this scientist isn’t giving up. The death of the last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has pushed scientists to search for wild specimens in China and Vietnam.

“But this year was different,” says Rick Hudson, President of the Board of the Turtle Survival Alliance. “We got the best semen sample we’ve ever gotten. We got the semen directed into the proper oviduct. And everything just went very smooth.” “She just struggled to come out of anesthesia,” he says. To read more from…

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