by Jordan Gray Who: Dr. Sue Carstairs What: Executive and Medical Director, Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre Where: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Sue Carstairs: I always had turtles and tortoises as pets as a child, and have great memories creating ponds and other habitats outside for them. In fact,…

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by Jordan Gray Who: Nichole Bishop What: PhD Candidate, University of Florida Where: Florida, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Nichole Bishop: I’ve always been around turtles (as evidenced by numerous pics of me as a toddler walking around with Box Turtles (Terrapene) or River Cooters (Pseudemys)), but one of my favorite…

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by Jordan Gray  Who: Dr. Shailendra Singh What: Director, TSA-India Program Where: Lucknow, India Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Shailendra Singh: At nine years of age, I acquired and kept two Indian Tent Turtles (Pangshura tentoria), “Tom and Tinky”, as pets. At the time, I was living in a village called…

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by Jordan Gray Faces of the TSA Who: Eric Munscher What: Director, TSA-North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group Where: Houston, Texas, United States Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Eric Munscher: I believe I was around 7 years old when my dad and I were walking my uncle’s property and found an eastern…

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by Jordan Gray  Faces of the TSA Who: Dr. John Iverson What: Biology Research Professor Where: Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, United States Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? John Iverson: As a child, I was drawn to the pet section of every department store I visited where red-eared sliders were always overstocked. …

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by Jordan Gray  The Turtle Survival Alliance is excited to bring you a new segment featuring the people who make the TSA great! Without dedicated researchers, conservationists, educators, husbandry technicians and so on, the TSA would not be able to fulfill its mission of “Zero Turtle Extinctions”. We think it is time to regularly introduce you do…

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