Endangered Turtles Hatched at Columbus Zoo in Breeding Milestone

08 December 2019

In 2010, the Columbus Zoo helped fly 85 Yellow-headed Temple Turtles to permanent homes in the U.S. and Europe. The turtles were part of an illegal shipment of more than 1,300 turtles seized en route to food markets in China. The Columbus Zoo provided an emergency grant to the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), which placed…

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Ornate Diamondback Terrapin Study Gets Off to a Mucky Start

22 November 2019 | 0 Comments

By Brett Bartek I wasn’t really sure what to expect this past Saturday morning. It was 55° Fahrenheit, overcast, and windy—freezing for Florida! I met up with Mike Mills (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation), a willing participant (for now) in this endeavor, at the undisclosed park’s ranger station at 10 AM. Here, we were going to attempt…

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Of Woods and Water: In Search of the Wood Turtles of Appalachia

22 November 2019 | 0 Comments

By Jordan Gray Clear skies and bright, penetrating sunshine have warmed the frigid morning of only hours ago to a balmy (for this time of year) 50° Fahrenheit. Alongside a clear mountain stream in the Appalachian Mountains, Houston Chandler of The Orianne Society and I slip into our chest waders, preparing to step into the…

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Invasive Snails & Eastern Musk Turtles in Texas!

17 November 2019 | 0 Comments

Madeleine Morrison, one of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group’s outstanding student volunteers, recently published a paper on the diet of Eastern Musk Turtles at our Comal Springs study site in the journal Herpetology Notes. This is a wonderful paper on invasive species as food sources at a unique study site.…

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Pilibhit Tiger Reserve’s Field Director H Rajamohan Proposes Study on Aquatic Biodiversity

16 November 2019

The study will cover migratory birds, aquatic animals, especially turtles, and the wetlands. Explaining the need for an integrated research programme on aquatic diversity, India Program Director of Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), a US-based NGO, Shailendra Singh said, “Wetlands are the basic means of survival for not only aquatic creatures, but also migratory birds. These have…

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Commentary: South Carolina Must Tighten State Laws to Protect Turtles

09 November 2019 | 0 Comments

BY ELISE BENNETT (Center for Biological Diversity) and JORDAN GRAY (Turtle Survival Alliance) Each year, tens of thousands of live turtles are stolen from America’s woodlands and waterways and shipped overseas as pets or for meat. And with lax laws against harvest, South Carolina is a haven for turtle snatchers. State wildlife officials recently saved…

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Coordinating Global Response to Confiscation Events

The TSA has made a bold commitment:


Zero Turtle Extinctions

in the 21st Century