Kalyar Platt This morning Myo Min Win and Steve Platt visited a sandbank near basecamp along the Upper Chindwin River where two clutches of Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) eggs are being incubated. Their plan was to unearth both clutches, determine if the eggs were fertile, and rebury them along with a device that automatically…

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1. Help a turtle cross the road! Springtime is almost here and soon 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 470 types of…

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By David Hedrick The Turtle Survival Alliance was born from the concept of “Saving Turtles Together”—building a global community working to prevent the extinction of turtles and tortoises. Now more than ever, these partnerships are the key to successful conservation and research. This year we are partnering with the Tennessee Aquarium and Peppermint Narwhal Creative,…

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Five months ago, tragedy struck the TSA’s Tortoise Conservation Center (TCC), the lynchpin of TSA’s efforts to restore wild populations of Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to the wilds of Madagascar with animals confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Early Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, a fire broke out in the main office and living quarters…

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