The Gift of Freedom!

On Saturday, December 25th, our TSA India Program gave the gift of freedom to 259 freshwater turtles— rewilding them to the Gomti and Sarju rivers of northern India. TSA partners Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force and Uttar Pradesh Forest Department seized the turtles from wildlife traffickers just over a month ago. The seized turtles…

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Asian Giant Tortoises Return to the Chattogram Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Ten captive-bred Asian Giant Tortoises released into community-managed forest in Chattogram Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.• Release represents first-ever rewilding of a Critically Endangered tortoise species in the country.• Post-release animal movement and survival monitoring will be performed by reformed hunters from indigenous communities…

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Your gift MATCHED through December 31st!

As the year comes to a close and we’re counting down the final days of 2021, we have much to be thankful for. This year we’ve made incredible strides in saving threatened turtles and tortoises around the world. From our first hatching of three Ploughshare Tortoises in Antananarivo, Madagascar in January, to TSA’s launch of…

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Honors Conservationist Rick Hudson with Prestigious Award and $50K Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Nicolle Gómez RaceyColumbus Zoo and AquariumVice President, Communications and MarketingOffice: 614-645-3411Cell: 614-843-3611nicolle.racey@columbuszoo.org Jen FieldsColumbus Zoo and AquariumDirector of CommunicationsOffice: 614-645-3579Cell: 614-595-8989jen.fields@columbuszoo.org Avery ElanderFort Worth ZooDirector of Communicationsaelander@fortworthzoo.org Powell, OH— The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to name Rick Hudson as the recipient of the Zoo’s 2021 Commitment to Conservation Award. Hudson…

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