Nearly 300 Poached Turtles Return Home in India

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • 266 Indian Roofed Turtles (Pangshura tecta) and Pink-ringed Tent Turtles (Pangshura tentoria circumdata) seized from poachers in Telangana returned to home state of Uttar Pradesh• First interstate repatriation of freshwater turtles for the state of Telangana and fourth such in Indian history•…

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500 Turtles Saved in India!

Yesterday, special intelligence lead to the interception of two seemingly unsuspecting produce trucks. Contained within them were shipments of onions. Beneath the onions, however, hid a shipment far more insidious: bundles of turtles. Lots of them. Removing the mask of onions, authorities from Uttar Pradesh forest and police departments unveiled 502 turtles inhumanely encased in…

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A Historic Event in India!

Today, a historic event was witnessed with the relocation of 25 hatchling Black Softshell Turtles from the Nagshankar Temple to a grow-out facility at our TSA India Program’s Nature Discovery Centre in Assam, India. This marks the first time individuals of the species have been transferred from the temple to a specialized turtle facility for…

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Black Softshells Hatch in India!

Today, the first 14 of 40 Black Softshell Turtle eggs hatched in the incubation room at the Nagsankar Temple in Assam, India. The Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) is a Critically Endangered species native to Bangladesh and India. Until recently, it was considered Extinct in the Wild on account of no known wild populations. Within…

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The Turtle Survival Alliance is undertaking a fresh survey of turtle species in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.

Tricarinate Hill Turtle (Melanochelys tricarinata)

TSA’s Dr. Shailendra Singh said the survey would form the fundamental base for modifications in conservation plans, in accordance with the status of the region’s turtles. Programs for their protection and proliferation in their breeding grounds are essential for the conservation of biodiversity, as turtles play a crucial role of scavengers in aquatic ecosystems. Read…

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Project Officer, TSA India

Job code: 2020-21/04 Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program Position: Project Officer – (Community Outreach) Station: National Chambal Sanctuary, Garaita, Etawah Qualifications: Essential: Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science/Zoology/Biological Sciences/Environment Sciences/ Environment Management/ or related subjects + 1 year minimum experience in designing and implementing community outreach programs. Desirable: Fluency in speaking, reading…

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Project Biologist, TSA India

Job code: 2020-21/02 Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program Position: Project Biologist Station: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Qualifications: Essential: Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science/Zoology/Biological Sciences/Environment Sciences/ Environment Management/ or related subjects + 2 years minimum experience. Desirable: Minimum of two peer reviewed published papers in Wildlife, Biological Sciences, Conservation Science or similar fields.…

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