Protecting Turtles in the Time of COVID

28 July 2020

Borrowing from the title of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ epic novel Love in the Time of Cholera, I reflect again on the impact of COVID-19 on TSA’s conservation efforts for turtles and tortoises around the globe. Despite the economic downturn, and our bleak financial outlook for 2020, we are pleased to announce that we have NOT laid…

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Virtual Poster Session #1, 18th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

13 July 2020

Welcome to Poster Session #1 for the 18th Annual Symposium — A Virtual Experience — Visit this page between August 06- September 2nd, 2020 to view and comment on over 20 virtual posters related to Chelonian Research and Conservation. Session #1 presenters will be available during that time to respond to comments on their posters! Session #2…

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Black Softshells Hatch in India!

13 July 2020

Today, the first 14 of 40 Black Softshell Turtle eggs hatched in the incubation room at the Nagsankar Temple in Assam, India. The Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) is a Critically Endangered species native to Bangladesh and India. Until recently, it was considered Extinct in the Wild on account of no known wild populations. Within…

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The Turtle Survival Alliance is undertaking a fresh survey of turtle species in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.

23 June 2020

TSA’s Dr. Shailendra Singh said the survey would form the fundamental base for modifications in conservation plans, in accordance with the status of the region’s turtles. Programs for their protection and proliferation in their breeding grounds are essential for the conservation of biodiversity, as turtles play a crucial role of scavengers in aquatic ecosystems. Read…

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Turtles and Tortoises are in Trouble

22 June 2020

World’s Top Turtle and Tortoise Experts Release Largest Comprehensive Study of Extinction Risks and Provide Roadmap for Recovery Ending the Wildlife Trade Will Help Species Immediately For immediate release Fifty-one experts with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group published the most comprehensive study of the extinction risks…

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TSA Around the World: Madagascar

17 June 2020

Get YOUR Turtle Questions Ready! Friday, 19 June 2020 at 11 AM Eastern Daylight Time. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR! In this webinar series, we’re taking you around the world to see how the Turtle Survival Alliance makes a positive impact for tortoises and freshwater turtles across our many range-country programs. This week, we…

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TSA Around the World: Colombia

08 June 2020

Get YOUR Turtle Questions Ready! Friday, 12 June 2020 at 11 AM Eastern Daylight Time. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR! In this webinar series, we’re taking you around the world to see how the Turtle Survival Alliance makes a positive impact for tortoises and freshwater turtles across our many range-country programs. This week, we…

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TSA Around the World: Belize

01 June 2020

Get YOUR Turtle Questions Ready! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR! In this webinar series, we’re taking you around the world to see how the Turtle Survival Alliance makes a positive impact for tortoises and freshwater turtles across our many range-country programs. This week JOIN US LIVE from BELIZE! The staff of the Belize Foundation for Research…

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TSA Around the World: North America

26 May 2020

Get YOUR Turtle Questions Ready! CLICK HERE TO WATCH! In this new webinar series, TSA’s Communication and Outreach Coordinator Jordan Gray takes you around the world to see how the Turtle Survival Alliance makes a positive impact for tortoises and freshwater turtles across our many range-country programs. This week, we begin in North America, and…

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Call to Action: America’s Turtles Need Your Help

21 May 2020

SIGN THE CALL TO ACTION LETTER HERE! Wildlife Experts Agree: Native Turtles in the U.S. Are Under Siege From Illegal Collection Combined with other threats, the toll from poaching could wipe out populations of native turtles. For Immediate Release Contacts: Scott Buchanan, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management; 401-782-3720; scott.buchanan@dem.ri.gov Dave Collins, Tennessee Aquarium; 423-785-4081;…

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The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG) invite you to join us for our 1st ever Virtual, and 18th Annual, Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Join us here August 6th - September 24th!

Saving the World's Most Endangered Turtles and Tortoises

Coordinating Global Response to Confiscation Events

The TSA has made a bold commitment:

 

Zero Turtle Extinctions

in the 21st Century

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