Saving Batagur Baska

After the release of the report, conservationists and teams of the TSA were set on a single mission: To find and rescue Batagur baska! In 2008, TSA India’s Dr. Shailendra Singh had an epiphany…. (Read the full article by Ayushi Calyani in the Madras Courier HERE)

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Nearly 300 Poached Turtles Return Home in India

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • 266 Indian Roofed Turtles (Pangshura tecta) and Pink-ringed Tent Turtles (Pangshura tentoria circumdata) seized from poachers in Telangana returned to home state of Uttar Pradesh• First interstate repatriation of freshwater turtles for the state of Telangana and fourth such in Indian history•…

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Into the Field and Under the Water: Tracking Hatchling Hicatees

by Jonathan Dubon, BFREE My name is Jonathan Dubon and I am the Wildlife Fellow at the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE), a biological field station and private reserve in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in southern Belize. Here, I work at the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC) which is…

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Kentucky man illegally sold large numbers of turtles bound for China

“Eastern Box Turtles are protected from commercial trade in every state in which they naturally occur, but with their colorful markings, they are valued in the pet trade, with China and Taiwan as particular destinations, said Jordan Gray, a biologist with the South Carolina-based Turtle Survival Alliance. The turtle is increasingly a species of concern for…

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