Archive for October 2019

Saving the World’s Rarest Freshwater Terrapin

-Peoples Trust for Endangered Species- PTES has been supporting Shailendra Singh, who works for Turtle Survival Alliance India, to tackle the threats facing these animals for a few years. Shai contacted us last week to say that in general work is going well. They started a captive breeding programme a few years ago with just…

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Box Turtles In Peril From Black Market Madness

A law enforcement arrest of an illegal box turtle smuggler in South Carolina crawled to the top of the headlines in September.  “We work with 118 species of turtles and tortoises around the world, including 20 of the Top 25 most endangered turtles. The illegal trade of the Eastern box turtle is a hot topic…

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Tortoises and Freshwater Turtle Trade in India 2009-2019

-Over 11,000 tortoises and freshwater turtles entered illegal wildlife trade in India every year since 2009- Dr Shailendra Singh, Director of Turtle Survival Alliance India Program says that training wildlife law enforcement agencies in identifying the species in trade is crucial to combating its poaching and illegal trade.  Read more and download the full report…

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BFREE and TSA Celebrate Hicatee Awareness Month!

By Heather Barrett The Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE), Turtle Survival Alliance, and our partners are thrilled to celebrate the 3rd Annual Hicatee Awareness Month this October! Throughout the month, activities and events will celebrate the beloved Central American River Turtle (Dermatemys mawii) – locally known as the hicatee. We have lots…

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