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 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…Read More
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…Read More
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!Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More