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TSA’s 10 Ways YOU Can Help Turtles on Earth Day!

22 April 2019 | 0 Comments

1. Help a turtle across the road! It’s springtime and turtles will likely be crossing a road near you. Safely move the turtle to the other side of the road in the direction it was heading. 2. Support or start a local turtle conservation project near you! There’s 469 types of turtles and tortoises on…

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Wildlife Conservationists Remain Steadfast In Efforts To Prevent Extinction of the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

17 April 2019 | 0 Comments

New York, April 17, 2019 — Steadfast efforts continue to prevent the extinction of the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), even with the news that the last known female of the species died on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The 90-year-old plus female turtle died during recovery from anesthesia after an artificial insemination procedure in Suzhou,…

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TSA-India: Slowly and Steadily Winning the Conservation Race

12 April 2019

The Turtle Survival Alliance India, a close partner of WCS-India, has been doing some amazing work across the Gangetic landscape in Uttar Pradesh and has recently begun to expand activities in parts of the north-east also. WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava who visited some of the sites with the project team was impressed with the…

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Indian Turtles Disappearing Due to International Illegal Trade

10 April 2019

“In the last six months 10,000 live turtles from 8-9 species have been confiscated from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal,” said Shailendra Singh, director of the Turtle Survival Alliance – India Programme.  “In a seizure, you can find big numbers of turtles which can range from 7-10,000. We have had instances of seizures where…

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Rote Island Snake-necked Turtles Hatch at the TSC

12 March 2019 | 2 Comments

By Cris Hagen The Turtle Survival Center is proud to announce its first ever captive breeding of the critically endangered Rote Island Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina mccordi). The success of this reproduction is particularly important to the studbook management of this species because it represents a completely new bloodline to the captive population. The male and female were imported…

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Saving the World's Most Endangered Turtles and Tortoises

Coordinating Global Response to Confiscation Events

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Zero Turtle Extinctions

in the 21st Century