Archive for September 2019

Tragedy Befalls TSA’s Tortoise Conservation Center in Madagascar

For Immediate Release September 28, 2019 Tsihombe, Madagascar – Tragedy has struck the TSA’s Tortoise Conservation Center (TCC), the lynchpin of TSA’s efforts to prevent the extinction of the Radiated Tortoise from the wilds of Madagascar. Early Thursday morning, a fire broke out in the main office and living quarters of our senior staff there. With…

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In Search of Tennessee Bog Turtles

By Nathan Haislip In the mountains of northeastern Tennessee where football fans bleed orange and the moonshine flows like water, lives a reclusive reptile, the Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). Bog turtles have an incredibly fragmented range from Upstate New York to northern Georgia and were first discovered to occur in Tennessee the year I was…

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¡Vivan las tortugas de México!

This past week, TSA’s Director of Animal Management, Cris Hagen, visited the states of Durango and Coahuila, Mexico, to familiarize himself with the status of turtle conservation in the north-central region of the country. Spending four days alongside Gamaliel Castaneda, Dean of Biology, University of Juárez in the State of Durango, as well as professors…

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China’s Turtle Hero Wins Prestigious Behler Turtle Conservation Award

The Behler Turtle Conservation Award is presented jointly by the Turtle Survival Alliance, the IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, the Turtle Conservancy and the Turtle Conservation Fund, and is co-sponsored by Global Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society, and other private foundations and individuals. It annually awards global leadership and excellence in the…

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