By WCS-Cambodia On Jan 10, 2020, our partners WCS Cambodia, the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in collaboration with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), released 20 critically endangered Royal Turtles (Batagur affinis) into the Sre Ambel River system in Dong Peng commune, Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. The Royal…

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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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By Tanushree Mundra and Jordan Gray Our TSA India Program, in collaboration with our governmental partners in Uttar Pradesh and the Wildlife Conservation Society-India, has released 108 turtles into the Chambal River. Of these, 100 were head started Red-crowned Roofed Turtles (Batagur kachuga), and 7 adult Three-striped Roofed Turtles (Batagur dhongoka) and 1 Crowned River Turtle (Hardella…

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“Senate Bill 885 will help protect turtles from exploitation in South Carolina but, more importantly, effectively closes a loophole that fosters the illegal collection of protected turtle species in surrounding states,” said Rick Hudson, president of the Turtle Survival Alliance, a global turtle conservation organization based in Charleston, S.C. “The southeastern United States, including South…

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We exceeded our end of year fundraising goal with your help. YOU raised over $50,000 to secure the $50,000 match from San Diego Zoo Global & the TSA Board of Directors! That’s over 100,000 Turtle Conservation Dollars! Thank you for your generosity. Read the story below from the Auckland Zoo to see just one of…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Turtle Survival Alliance partnered with Rainforest Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Society to secure 120 hectares (296 acres) of land to protect a population of the critically endangered Dahl’s Toad-headed Turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli) and develop a genetic rescue program to mitigate the effects of habitat loss. Charleston, South Carolina – The…

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By Arpita Dutta and Jordan Gray The Brahmaputra Floodplain of Northeast India represents one of the most important regions for turtle diversity on Earth. Here, waters originating from the Tibetan Himalayas flow through various ecoregions, bringing vital nutrients, and carving a path that shapes the environment and its inhabitants, both animal and human. As unique…

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**Update – 190 Radiated Tortoises Safely Arrive at the Tortoise Conservation Centre** We are happy to announce that the 190 Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) saved from illegal meat market trafficking have arrived safely at our Tortoise Conservation Centre, and are doing well! The 165 adult and 35 juvenile tortoises were rescued in a tense bust…

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Busted! 190 Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) have been saved thanks to quick action by TSA-Madagascar Law Enforcement Officer Sylvain Mahazotahy, the Chef Cantonnement of Forestry of Antanimora Sud, and officers of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD). On Wednesday evening, Mahazotahy and the Chef Cantonnement of Forestry were in the Jafaro Commune…

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In 2010, the Columbus Zoo helped fly 85 Yellow-headed Temple Turtles to permanent homes in the U.S. and Europe. The turtles were part of an illegal shipment of more than 1,300 turtles seized en route to food markets in China. The Columbus Zoo provided an emergency grant to the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), which placed…

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