TSA’s Turtle Month Turtle Heroes — Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of TSA’s Turtle Month! Every day, from Earth Day through World Turtle Day® on May 23rd, TSA is highlighting the people who make possible our collaborative programs across the world for the preservation of threatened turtles and tortoises. Without these Turtle Heroes, we could not achieve our vision of Zero Turtle Extinction! For their…

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TSA’s Turtle Month Turtle Heroes — Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of TSA’s Turtle Month! Every day, from Earth Day through World Turtle Day® on May 23rd, TSA is highlighting the people who make possible our collaborative programs across the world for the preservation of threatened turtles and tortoises. Without these Turtle Heroes, we could not achieve our vision of Zero Turtle Extinction!…

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TSA’s Turtle Month Turtle Heroes — Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of TSA’s Turtle Month! Every day, from Earth Day through World Turtle Day® on May 23rd, TSA is highlighting the people who make possible our collaborative programs across the world for the preservation of threatened turtles and tortoises. Without these Turtle Heroes, we could not achieve our vision of Zero Turtle Extinction!…

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Faces of Turtle Conservation: Ed Boles

Who: Dr. Ed Boles What: Dermatemys Program Coordinator Where: Cayo District, Belize 1) Ed, you were recently named as the Dermatemys Program Coordinator. Could you please tell us more about your vision for Central American River Turtle, aka Hicatee, conservation and what you see as the first priority?  Ultimately the vision is to promote collaborative…

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Faces of Turtle Conservation: Tabitha Hootman

Who: Tabitha Hootman What: North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, North Florida Program Leader Where: Jacksonville, Florida Tabitha, you were recently named as the North Florida Program Leader for the TSA’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group. Could you please tell us more about what this group does and your goals as Program Leader going…

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Faces of Turtle Conservation: Nafisa Islam

Who: Nafisa Islam What: Social Media Manager, Creative Conservation Alliance (CCA) Where: Dhaka, Bangladesh What’s your background? I completed my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from Asian University for Women (AUW), Chattogram, Bangladesh. I also had a minor in Development Studies. I was always into wildlife conservation and knew that I wanted to work…

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Faces of the TSA Vol. 16

by Jordan Gray Who: Andrew Brinker What: Science Teacher, Paschal High School Where: Fort Worth, Texas, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Andrew Brinker: I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan near a nature center with a pond for where I spent countless days at during the…

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Faces of the TSA! Volume 15

by Jordan Gray Who: Jan Holloway (Left) and Janet Fincannon (Right) What: Administrative Coordinator (Jan) and Program Assistant (Janet) Where: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Jan Holloway: I was a super lucky kid growing up. We lived on about 80 acres in a very rural area of upstate…

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Faces of the TSA! Volume 14

Who: Jay Allen What: Owner, Aquarium Innovations Where: Monroe, Georgia, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Jay Allen: Because my father served in the U.S. Military, my family traveled a great deal. This exposed me to a variety of animals at an early age. I first became interested in reptiles when…

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Faces of the TSA! Volume 13

by Jordan Gray Who: Shahriah Caesar Rahman What: CEO, Creative Conservation Alliance Where: Dhaka, Bangladesh Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Caesar Rahman: For as long as I can remember, I have had an immense fascination of nature and wildlife. However, growing up in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh (one of…

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