Saving Batagur Baska

After the release of the report, conservationists and teams of the TSA were set on a single mission: To find and rescue Batagur baska! In 2008, TSA India’s Dr. Shailendra Singh had an epiphany…. (Read the full article by Ayushi Calyani in the Madras Courier HERE)

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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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Kentucky man illegally sold large numbers of turtles bound for China

“Eastern Box Turtles are protected from commercial trade in every state in which they naturally occur, but with their colorful markings, they are valued in the pet trade, with China and Taiwan as particular destinations, said Jordan Gray, a biologist with the South Carolina-based Turtle Survival Alliance. The turtle is increasingly a species of concern for…

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Dr. Shailendra Singh Honored with the 16th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • Dr. Shailendra Singh of India honored as 16th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award recipient.• The Dr. Singh-led TSA India Program is now the most comprehensive of TSA’s country programs, positively impacting more than half of India’s native turtle and tortoise species. CHARLESTON,…

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1,000 Radiated Tortoises Return to the Wild

For Immediate Release A Thousand Radiated Tortoises Return to the Wild in Madagascar August 9, 2021 CONTACT:      Amy Carter, Turtle Survival Alliance, (843) 608-9369, acarter@turtlesurvival.org • 1,000 Radiated Tortoises seized from illegal trafficking returned to the wild in Madagascar.• Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Madagascar’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development initiate ‘Confiscation to Reintroduction…

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The Emergence: A 2021 Batagur Hatching Recap

By Jordan Gray Of the 359 living species of turtle and tortoise, more than 70 are considered Critically Endangered. Of those, all six species of the genus Batagur, the large river terrapins and roofed turtles of South and Southeast Asia, are included. One, the Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska), today is represented in the wild…

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In Loving Memory of Chuck Schaffer (1956 – 2021)

Recently, the turtle conservation community lost another of its most passionate contributors and beloved friends. On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Chuck Schaffer passed away peacefully at his home in Jacksonville, Florida—his family by his side. The news of Chuck’s passing was hard-hitting as he was a treasured and integral member of our collective turtle conservation…

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