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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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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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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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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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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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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Job code: 2020-21/03 Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program Position: Field Veterinarian Essential: Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science (BVSc) or Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) or Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) or related subject + registered veterinary practitioner in Veterinary Council of India + 1 years’ experience in related field. Desirable:…

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Job code: 2020-21/01 Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program Position: Development Officer Station: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Essential: Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science/Zoology/Biological Sciences/Environment Sciences/ Environment Management/ or related subjects + 1 year’ full time work experience in related field will be preferred. Desirable: Demonstrated ability to understand and present technical information to…

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By Arunima Singh, Shailendra Singh, and Jordan Gray We are excited to announce the hatching of 220 Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles (Chitra indica) at the Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (KGTRC) in Lucknow, India. Resuming the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department’s Endangered Species Project’s conservation program for this species, and with the assistance of our TSA…

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