Northern River Terrapins Rewilded to Indian Sundarbans

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, +1 (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Ten captive-bred Northern River Terrapins released into Sundarbans National Park in East India.• The Northern River Terrapin is regarded as one of the most endangered turtles in the world.• Release represents first monitored rewilding of Northern River Terrapin, and first satellite…

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New Year in Madagascar Begins as it Ended

by Jordan Gray Two weeks ago, as Turtle Survival Alliance was preparing for a new year of turtle conservation, we were quickly reminded that 2021 was not over yet. At 8:00 PM local time on December 30th, TSA-Madagascar headquarters received word from our staff that a large number of tortoises were being smuggled out of…

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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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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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Vision Document for Conserving Assam Temple Turtles Launched

Black Softshell

A major temple in Assam has signed a memorandum of understanding with two green NGOs, the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden and the Kamrup district administration for long-term conservation of the rare freshwater black softshell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans). A vision document 2030 was also launched after Turtle Survival Alliance India and Help Earth signed…

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148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings Released Into Natural Habitat

Pelochelys cantorii

By Phal Sophanith The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration (FiA) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, have recently released 148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings, aged between one and three weeks into the Mekong River stretching along Sambour district of Kratie province. WCS’ conservation of Critically Endangered Cantor’s…

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10 Royal Turtles Released into their Natural Habitat

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kampong Seila (Jan 28, 2021) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Department of Fisheries Conservation of the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, ​​in collaboration with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), today released ten critically endangered Royal Turtles (Batagur affinis) into the Sre Ambel River…

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Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) programmes held at Nature Discovery Centre

Read the full article from The Sentinel HERE! BISWANATH CHARIALI: Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) India team conducted two teachers’ training workshops at Nature Discovery Centre, Biswanath Ghat and Halem Chariali LP School recently. The workshops were aimed at increasing awareness on threats and conservation of freshwater turtles and tortoises among school teachers and ways to…

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