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TSA Webinar #2

30 March 2020 |

In our effort to continue educating turtle lovers of all ages during these trying times, the TSA invites you to join us for our FREE LIVE WEBINAR! Turtles 101: Q & A with Jordan Gray Get YOUR Turtle Questions Ready! In this webinar, the TSA’s Communication and Outreach Coordinator Jordan Gray will teach you the basics…

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Endangered Turtle Care Continues

26 March 2020

Dalton State College in North Georgia has moved to remote learning this semester due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), but the turtles at their (TAC) Turtle Assurance Colony, still need care. TAC is part of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) global efforts, and is managed by Chris Manis, assistant professor of biology and curator of the…

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TSA Webinar #1!

26 March 2020 |

In our effort to continue educating turtle lovers of all ages during these trying times, the TSA invites you to join us for our FREE LIVE WEBINAR! Transforming Passion for Turtles into Effective Conservation Action TSA’s Communication and Outreach Coordinator Jordan Gray will take you on a journey around the world to see how passion…

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Zoo Knoxville and Turtle Survival Alliance Awarded $50,000 Grant To Return Rescued Tortoises To The Wild In Madagascar

05 March 2020 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: TINA ROLEN, ZOO RICK HUDSON, TURTLE SURVIVAL /817.343.7380 Knoxville, Tenn. (March 3, 2020) – Zoo Knoxville and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) have been awarded a $50,000 grant to support the return of 1,000 critically endangered Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) rescued from illegal wildlife trafficking operations to the wild in…

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Peter Pritchard: Larger Than Life

26 February 2020 |

“Our collective hearts reach out to the Pritchard family on this day of sad news. It’s hard to avoid hyperbole when speaking of Peter. He truly was a “giant” in the field of turtle biology and conservation. For so many, Peter was a trusted mentor and generous friend. He served as a source of inspiration,…

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Saving turtles together – AZA SAFE American Turtles Program

25 February 2020 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Contact: Thom Benson 423-785-3007 Writer: Casey Phillips New national partnership begins to protect America’s turtles, end illegal trafficking Chattanooga, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Whether they’re hiding them in suitcases, stuffing them into socks or (poorly) disguising them as candy, wildlife traffickers have concocted many schemes to smuggle thousands of turtles out…

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The Turtle Survival Alliance’s NAFTRG Enters New Frontiers of Turtle Research in Texas!

18 February 2020

The Turtle Survival Alliance’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group has just published their first major manuscript regarding Alligator Snapping Turtles in Texas! The article published in the Urban Naturalist journal can be found HERE!It is our hope that this is the first of many manuscripts detailing the amazing data being taken in Texas by…

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A Small Victory on Myanmar’s Chindwin River

13 February 2020

Kalyar Platt This morning Myo Min Win and Steve Platt visited a sandbank near basecamp along the Upper Chindwin River where two clutches of Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) eggs are being incubated. Their plan was to unearth both clutches, determine if the eggs were fertile, and rebury them along with a device that automatically…

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Turtle-y New Gallery Opening at Tennessee Aquarium Next Month

12 February 2020 |

The Turtle Survival Alliance is excited to be partnering with the Tennessee Aquarium in the opening of their new gallery, multiple events, including Drink Beer. Save Turtles. ®, and 2020: Year of the Turtle! Read more about this new, must-see exhibitry HERE!

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TSA’s 10 Ways YOU Can Help Turtles!

06 February 2020 |

1. Help a turtle cross the road! Springtime is here and turtles will likely be crossing a road near you. Safely move the turtle to the other side of the road in the direction it was heading. 2. Support or start a local turtle conservation project near you! There are 470 types of turtles and…

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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