Rafetus swinhoei Yangtze Giant Softshell

World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020 Scientists release genetic results confirming a female turtle captured in October 2020 in Viet Nam is definitively the near extinct Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) – also known as the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle and Hoan Kiem Turtle Discovery means at least one male and…

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For the first time ever, juvenile headstarted Black Softshell Turtles (Nilssonia nigricans) from Nagshankar Temple’s captive adult population were released into the wild—22 of them in all. Saucer-shaped and adorned with peacock spots, these youngsters are the wild future for this, one of the world’s most endangered turtles. Regarded, until recently, as Extinct in the…

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By Arpita Dutta and Jordan Gray The Brahmaputra Floodplain of Northeast India represents one of the most important regions for turtle diversity on Earth. Here, waters originating from the Tibetan Himalayas flow through various ecoregions, bringing vital nutrients, and carving a path that shapes the environment and its inhabitants, both animal and human. As unique…

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For Immediate Release December 01, 2020U.S. Embassy Madagascar/USAID MadagascarPhone: +261/20-23-48000 x 2584 | AntananarivoPress@state.gov Phone: +261/20-23-48000 x 2730 | agklei@usaid.gov U.S. Government Provides Critical Support to the Turtle Survival Alliance$150,000 grant will ensure the survival of more than 24,000 confiscated tortoises ANTANANARIVO – The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the health and livelihoods of Madagascar’s…

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From the Times of India – PILIBHIT: The district administration will soon be signing a memorandum of understanding with US-based international organization, Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), for setting up a turtle rescue and conservation centre on the banks of Phulhar lake at Madhotanda village in Pilibhit’s Kalinagar tehsil…. READ MORE HERE. Learn more about our…

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Save the date. Giving Tuesday is December 1st. Two weeks from today TSA will launch our 2020 campaign for Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving held every year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. If you are in a position to give this year, please help us reach our goal to raise $20,000 in one…

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For Immediate Release, October 21, 2020 Contacts:       Elise Bennett, Center for Biological Diversity, (727) 755-6950, ebennett@biologicaldiversity.org Rick Hudson, Turtle Survival Alliance, (817) 343-7380, rhudson@fortworthzoo.org Craig Stanford, (213) 740-1918, IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, stanford@usc.edu Paul Gibbons, (503) 250-2197, pmgibbons@gmail.com COLUMBIA, S.C.— Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill today that bans the commercial…

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Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) and the newly established Hicatee Awareness Month Committee invite you to join us in celebrating National Hicatee Day, the focal awareness day of the fourth annual Hicatee Awareness Month! Through October, we invite turtle-lovers everywhere to put on capes and transform into Hicatee Heroes. Together we have one…

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In Myanmar, we are witnessing historic conservation success for a smiling turtle once feared extinct. Recently dubbed “the turtle with the permanent smile” by numerous acclaimed news outlets, the Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) is doing everything in its power to endure, with the help of a few committed organizations, and a lot of passionate…

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