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Supply Packages for Friends in Far Flung Field Projects!

In less than one month TSA’s Nathan Haislip heads to Bangladesh to help the Creative Conservation Alliance! We are going to send a suitcase of gear along with him for field personnel. This is a great chance for you to have some direct person to person impact by purchasing items to send on our Range Country Supply Wishlist! These items will be shipped to us, then packed up and hand carried by Nathan to the people who need it. The CCA is doing great work with Chelonians in Bangladesh and you can be a part! Click HERE to send supplies!!

 

Experts Throw Light on the Illegal Turtle Trade

28 January 2020

While talking about this case, Dr. Shailendra Singh, the director of TSA India, said, “We generally get calls from the forest department about confiscated turtles. In this case also, the Agra divisional forest officer contacted us asking for primary care and proper rehabilitation of 80 reptiles. We immediately rushed Sreeparna Dutta, our researcher, to help…

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The Search Begins for Southern River Terrapins in Sumatra!

25 January 2020 |

By Jordan Gray Last weekend in Sumatra, Joko Guntoro and his team commenced the search for one of the world’s Top 25 most endangered turtles, the Southern River Terrapin (Batagur affinis). Once a common river and estuarine turtle of Southeast Asia, over-hunting for its meat and eggs, along with widespread habitat destruction, have all but…

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Rare Turtles Rescued in Bangladesh

21 January 2020 |

By Shahriar Caesar Rahman and Jordan Gray To conserve Bangladesh’s tortoises and freshwater turtles, our partner, the Creative Conservation Alliance (CCA) is aligning in situ (in their place in nature) and ex situ (outside their place in nature) conservation approaches. In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a rugged and remote region of southeastern Bangladesh, the CCA recruits and…

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Royal Turtles Released in Cambodia

15 January 2020 |

By WCS-Cambodia On Jan 10, 2020, our partners WCS Cambodia, the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in collaboration with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), released 20 critically endangered Royal Turtles (Batagur affinis) into the Sre Ambel River system in Dong Peng commune, Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. The Royal…

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Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles Hatch in Lucknow

14 January 2020 |

By Arunima Singh, Shailendra Singh, and Jordan Gray We are excited to announce the hatching of 220 Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles (Chitra indica) at the Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (KGTRC) in Lucknow, India. Resuming the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department’s Endangered Species Project’s conservation program for this species, and with the assistance of our TSA…

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Endangered Turtles Released in India

14 January 2020 |

By Tanushree Mundra and Jordan Gray Our TSA India Program, in collaboration with our governmental partners in Uttar Pradesh and the Wildlife Conservation Society-India, has released 108 turtles into the Chambal River. Of these, 100 were head started Red-crowned Roofed Turtles (Batagur kachuga), and 7 adult Three-striped Roofed Turtles (Batagur dhongoka) and 1 Crowned River Turtle (Hardella…

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South Carolina Bill Aims to Protect the State’s Turtles, other Reptiles & Amphibians

08 January 2020 |

“Senate Bill 885 will help protect turtles from exploitation in South Carolina but, more importantly, effectively closes a loophole that fosters the illegal collection of protected turtle species in surrounding states,” said Rick Hudson, president of the Turtle Survival Alliance, a global turtle conservation organization based in Charleston, S.C. “The southeastern United States, including South…

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Your Support Saves Turtles

08 January 2020

We exceeded our end of year fundraising goal with your help. YOU raised over $50,000 to secure the $50,000 match from San Diego Zoo Global & the TSA Board of Directors! That’s over 100,000 Turtle Conservation Dollars! Thank you for your generosity. Read the story below from the Auckland Zoo to see just one of…

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COLOMBIA’S FIRST-EVER RESERVE FOR A TURTLE HAS BEEN SECURED

20 December 2019 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Turtle Survival Alliance partnered with Rainforest Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Society to secure 120 hectares (296 acres) of land to protect a population of the critically endangered Dahl’s Toad-headed Turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli) and develop a genetic rescue program to mitigate the effects of habitat loss. Charleston, South Carolina – The…

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Saving Turtles and a Culture, One Thread at a Time

19 December 2019 |

By Arpita Dutta and Jordan Gray The Brahmaputra Floodplain of Northeast India represents one of the most important regions for turtle diversity on Earth. Here, waters originating from the Tibetan Himalayas flow through various ecoregions, bringing vital nutrients, and carving a path that shapes the environment and its inhabitants, both animal and human. As unique…

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We exceeded our goal with your help! $50,000 in Matching Funds from San Diego Zoo Global & the TSA Board of Directors, & OVER $50,000 from YOU! That's over 100,000 Turtle Conservation Dollars! Thank you for your generosity.

Follow the stories above to see the type of work your contributions make possible. Your support helps us fulfill our goal of Zero Turtle Extinctions!

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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