Northern River Terrapins Rewilded to Indian Sundarbans

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, +1 (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Ten captive-bred Northern River Terrapins released into Sundarbans National Park in East India.• The Northern River Terrapin is regarded as one of the most endangered turtles in the world.• Release represents first monitored rewilding of Northern River Terrapin, and first satellite…

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Poached Turtles Released into the Wild in India

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • 147 Indian Roofed Turtles (Pangshura tecta) and 119 Pink-ringed Tent Turtles (Pangshura tentoria circumdata) seized from poachers in Telangana released into the wild in their native Uttar Pradesh• Turtles released into the Gomti River following quarantine at the joint Uttar Pradesh Environment,…

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TSA India Program’s Ms. Arunima Singh honored with NatWest Group Earth Heroes Award

CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • TSA India Program Project Coordinator Ms. Arunima Singh honored with NatWest Group Earth Heroes Save the Species Award• NatWest Group Save the Species Award is granted annually to two individuals, representing a governmental and non-governmental organization, respectively• Ms. Singh’s conservation efforts focus on Indian tortoises…

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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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