Batagurs Hit the Beach: A 2021 Nesting Recap

By Jordan Gray Of the 359 living species of turtle and tortoise, more than 70 are considered Critically Endangered. Of those, all six species of the genus Batagur, the large river terrapins and roofed turtles of South and Southeast Asia, are included. One, the Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska), today is represented in the wild…

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Remembering the Confiscation Crisis Three Years Later

By Jordan Gray Three years ago this week, TSA faced a crisis of epic proportions. This moment in time would become a poignant reiteration of TSA’s ability to take swift and decisive action in the midst of a chelonian crisis. This crisis, however, was different from any others before it in our organization’s history in…

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148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings Released Into Natural Habitat

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By Phal Sophanith The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration (FiA) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, have recently released 148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings, aged between one and three weeks into the Mekong River stretching along Sambour district of Kratie province. WCS’ conservation of Critically Endangered Cantor’s…

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