Kentucky man illegally sold large numbers of turtles bound for China

September 16, 2021

“Eastern Box Turtles are protected from commercial trade in every state in which they naturally occur, but with their colorful markings, they are valued in the pet trade, with China and Taiwan as particular destinations, said Jordan Gray, a biologist with the South Carolina-based Turtle Survival Alliance. The turtle is increasingly a species of concern for…

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Dr. Shailendra Singh Honored with the 16th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award

August 31, 2021

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Dr. Shailendra Singh of India honored as 16th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award recipient.• The Dr. Singh-led TSA India Program is now the most comprehensive of TSA’s country programs, positively impacting more than half of India’s native turtle and tortoise species. CHARLESTON,…

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Breakthrough in Turtle Genetics Sends 27 Alligator Snapping Turtles Home to Texas

August 16, 2021

For Immediate Release August 16, 2021 CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Twenty-seven Alligator Snapping Turtles seized from illegal trafficking returned to the wild in Texas.• Turtle Survival Alliance and Tangled Bank Conservation collaborated on an innovative genetic map to guide wild repatriation.• Genetic database will serve as a tool for…

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