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The Slow and Steady Conservation of the Asian Giant Tortoises

“After three years of efforts, the Bangladesh Forest Department, the Creative Conservation Alliance, in partnership with the Turtle Survival Alliance and IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, welcomed three baby tortoises bred in captivity for the first time in the history of Bangladesh. This was on May 23, serendipitously on World Turtle Day of…

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Our Turtles Need a New Ride!

The Turtles and Tortoises at the Turtle Survival Center need a new ride! The time is drawing nigh for us to replace our Turtle Survival Center work truck. It will be missed, as it has served us well. Do YOU have a truck or van that could serve the needs of some of the world’s most…

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Unlocking the Key to Diapause Increases Hatching Success for the Crowned River Turtle

By Arunima Singh, Shailendra Singh, Rishika Dubla, and Jordan Gray A total of 68 hatchling Crowned River Turtles (Hardella thurjii) recently hatched at the Kukrail Gharial Rehabilitation Centre (KGRC) in Lucknow, India, as part of a joint project between Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) / Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India and the Uttar Pradesh Forest and Wildlife…

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Why don’t we weep for turtles? They are disappearing before our eyes. Dr. Brian Horne, WCS

“Many of my fellow conservationists’ posts joined the backlash against the billionaires who donated hundreds of millions to Notre Dame’s restoration nearly overnight while the search for another female Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle that could save a species from extinction remains understaffed and underfunded. Inevitably, the question would arise: Why don’t we see articles on…

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TSA’s 10 Ways YOU Can Help Turtles on World Turtle Day®!

1. Help a turtle cross the road! Nesting season has begun and turtles will likely be crossing a road near you. Safely move the turtle to the other side of the road in the direction it was heading. 2. Support or start a local turtle conservation project near you! There are 469 types of turtles…

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#EndangeredSpeciesDay! Partners!

For the past four years, NCMNS Living Collections staff have traveled to and from the TSA’s Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in South Carolina to help manage the facility while TSA team members are called across the globe to confiscate testudines from poor and often dangerous conditions. Read more from the North Carolina Museum of Natural…

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Northern River Terrapins hatch at Karamjal!

Wildlife conservation efforts always involve immense patience and resilience and takes a long time to show any tangible progress. On the morning of May 16, conservationist and forest department officials at the wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans woke up to see some of the conservation efforts producing results. Read more about this…

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