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!!


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 almost here and soon 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…

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2020 – Year of the Turtle – Saving Turtles Together

05 February 2020 |

By David Hedrick The Turtle Survival Alliance was born from the concept of “Saving Turtles Together”—building a global community working to prevent the extinction of turtles and tortoises. Now more than ever, these partnerships are the key to successful conservation and research. This year we are partnering with the Tennessee Aquarium and Peppermint Narwhal Creative,…

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Restoration Efforts Underway Following Devastating Fire in Madagascar

04 February 2020 |

Five months ago, tragedy struck the TSA’s Tortoise Conservation Center (TCC), the lynchpin of TSA’s efforts to restore wild populations of Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to the wilds of Madagascar with animals confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Early Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, a fire broke out in the main office and living quarters…

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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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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!


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