World Turtle Day® – #23DaysOfTurtles

World Turtle Day®, established by American Tortoise Rescue in 2000, is now observed by the turtle conservation community around the globe each year on May 23rd. On this day, we celebrate the diversity, beauty, and preservation of the 359 living species of turtles, tortoises, sea turtles, and terrapins found on Earth. From the Arakan Forest…

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Conservation professionals agree: U.S. turtles are under siege from illegal collection

Conservationists offers resounding warning about the risks posed to native turtle species due to illegal collection and trafficking Contacts: Scott Buchanan, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management; 401-782-3720; scott.buchanan@dem.ri.gov Dave Collins, AZA SAFE: American Turtle Program; dcollins.glin@outlook.com Jennifer Sevin, University of Richmond Biology Department; 305-542-0383; jsevin@richmond.edu More than 650 conservation professionals and 37 conservation organizations…

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Turtle Survival Alliance Catalogues Milestone 100th Alligator Snapping Turtle in Buffalo Bayou

For Immediate Release May 6, 2021 CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • 100th Alligator Snapping Turtle captured, tagged, and released in Buffalo Bayou• Buffalo Bayou serves as a metropolitan refuge for this Texas State Threatened species• Buffalo Bayou’s population of Alligator Snapping Turtles may be one of the densest and most…

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