Archive for June 2019

The Slow and Steady Conservation of the Asian Giant Tortoises

“After three years of efforts, the Bangladesh Forest Department, the Creative Conservation Alliance, in partnership with the Turtle Survival Alliance and IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, welcomed three baby tortoises bred in captivity for the first time in the history of Bangladesh. This was on May 23, serendipitously on World Turtle Day of…

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Our Turtles Need a New Ride!

The Turtles and Tortoises at the Turtle Survival Center need a new ride! The time is drawing nigh for us to replace our Turtle Survival Center work truck. It will be missed, as it has served us well. Do YOU have a truck or van that could serve the needs of some of the world’s most…

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Unlocking the Key to Diapause Increases Hatching Success for the Crowned River Turtle

By Arunima Singh, Shailendra Singh, Rishika Dubla, and Jordan Gray A total of 68 hatchling Crowned River Turtles (Hardella thurjii) recently hatched at the Kukrail Gharial Rehabilitation Centre (KGRC) in Lucknow, India, as part of a joint project between Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) / Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India and the Uttar Pradesh Forest and Wildlife…

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