Saving Batagur Baska

After the release of the report, conservationists and teams of the TSA were set on a single mission: To find and rescue Batagur baska! In 2008, TSA India’s Dr. Shailendra Singh had an epiphany…. (Read the full article by Ayushi Calyani in the Madras Courier HERE)

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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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Into the Field and Under the Water: Tracking Hatchling Hicatees

by Jonathan Dubon, BFREE My name is Jonathan Dubon and I am the Wildlife Fellow at the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE), a biological field station and private reserve in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in southern Belize. Here, I work at the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC) which is…

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Kentucky man illegally sold large numbers of turtles bound for China

“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

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

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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Turtle Survival Alliance Expands with New Programs and Projects in Africa, Mexico and the United States

For Immediate Release August 10, 2021 CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Turtle Survival Alliance’s (TSA) global conservation footprint expands to include field programs and projects in Mexico, Africa, and the United States.• A project in South Sudan, Africa, aims to create conservation strategy for one of the world’s most endangered…

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1,000 Radiated Tortoises Return to the Wild

For Immediate Release A Thousand Radiated Tortoises Return to the Wild in Madagascar August 9, 2021 CONTACT:      Amy Carter, Turtle Survival Alliance, (843) 608-9369, acarter@turtlesurvival.org • 1,000 Radiated Tortoises seized from illegal trafficking returned to the wild in Madagascar.• Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Madagascar’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development initiate ‘Confiscation to Reintroduction…

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