For the past four years, NCMNS Living Collections staff have traveled to and from the TSA’s Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in South Carolina to help manage the facility while TSA team members are called across the globe to confiscate testudines from poor and often dangerous conditions. Read more from the North Carolina Museum of Natural…Read More
Wildlife conservation efforts always involve immense patience and resilience and takes a long time to show any tangible progress. On the morning of May 16, conservationist and forest department officials at the wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans woke up to see some of the conservation efforts producing results. Read more about this…Read More
(Editor’s note: we highly recommend listening to this story.) “The Turtle Survival Alliance invited Matt Patterson to Madagascar to help study potential places in the wild where they can release them. That meant surveying for edible plants, as well as making sure those in captivity are healthy. It’s part of a multi-step process that Josh…Read More
Largest freshwater turtle nears extinction—but this scientist isn’t giving up. The death of the last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has pushed scientists to search for wild specimens in China and Vietnam.
“But this year was different,” says Rick Hudson, President of the Board of the Turtle Survival Alliance. “We got the best semen sample we’ve ever gotten. We got the semen directed into the proper oviduct. And everything just went very smooth.” “She just struggled to come out of anesthesia,” he says. To read more from…Read More
Once believed to be extinct in Cambodia, Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle is finally recovering- “Freshwater turtles like the Cantor’s Giant Softshell are confined to smaller waterways than sea turtles, which increases pressures from habitat loss and continued collection,” says Andrew Walde of the Turtle Survival Alliance, an advocacy group based in Charleston, South Carolina. Read…Read More