The Alligator Snapping Turtles of Houston, Texas, and their habitat, Buffalo Bayou, NEED YOUR HELP! A proposed project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to reduce the impacts of flooding in the Greater Houston metropolitan area would not only significantly change the natural qualities of Buffalo Bayou, but…

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For Immediate Release, October 21, 2020 Contacts:       Elise Bennett, Center for Biological Diversity, (727) 755-6950, ebennett@biologicaldiversity.org Rick Hudson, Turtle Survival Alliance, (817) 343-7380, rhudson@fortworthzoo.org Craig Stanford, (213) 740-1918, IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, stanford@usc.edu Paul Gibbons, (503) 250-2197, pmgibbons@gmail.com COLUMBIA, S.C.— Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill today that bans the commercial…

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Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) and the newly established Hicatee Awareness Month Committee invite you to join us in celebrating National Hicatee Day, the focal awareness day of the fourth annual Hicatee Awareness Month! Through October, we invite turtle-lovers everywhere to put on capes and transform into Hicatee Heroes. Together we have one…

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In Myanmar, we are witnessing historic conservation success for a smiling turtle once feared extinct. Recently dubbed “the turtle with the permanent smile” by numerous acclaimed news outlets, the Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) is doing everything in its power to endure, with the help of a few committed organizations, and a lot of passionate…

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“This is one of the best global-level turtle conservation successes we have.” – Rick Hudson, President, Turtle Survival Alliance “We came so close to losing them,” said Steven G. Platt, a herpetologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society. “If we didn’t intervene when we did, this turtle would have just been gone.” READ THE FULL NEW…

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By Rick Hudson I vividly recall our August 2010 Board meeting in Orlando. On that single day the TSA made – at the time – the most impactful and far-reaching decisions in our nine-year history. We agreed to hire three full-time positions: Director of Animal Management (Cris Hagen), Turtle Conservation Coordinator for Myanmar (Kalyar Platt),…

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