Faces of Turtle Conservation: Nafisa Islam

Who: Nafisa Islam What: Social Media Manager, Creative Conservation Alliance (CCA) Where: Dhaka, Bangladesh What’s your background? I completed my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from Asian University for Women (AUW), Chattogram, Bangladesh. I also had a minor in Development Studies. I was always into wildlife conservation and knew that I wanted to work…

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The Emergence: A 2021 Batagur Hatching 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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In Loving Memory of Chuck Schaffer (1956 – 2021)

Recently, the turtle conservation community lost another of its most passionate contributors and beloved friends. On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Chuck Schaffer passed away peacefully at his home in Jacksonville, Florida—his family by his side. The news of Chuck’s passing was hard-hitting as he was a treasured and integral member of our collective turtle conservation…

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