by Heather Lowe
Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) India, in conjunction with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department (UPFD) and the Endangered Species Project recently completed renovations on a building at Kukrail Conservation Center in Lucknow. The facility is now known as the Laboratory for Aquatic Biology (LAB).
The LAB will be used for a variety of objectives, including:
1. Monitoring, researching and refining the captive management of turtles and other species currently being held at Kukrail and other satellite facilities
2. Providing a link between in situ and ex situ conservation projects for freshwater and wetland species in the region
3. Assisting with freshwater species rescue, rehabilitation and veterinary care using a mobile rescue response team, and
4. Preserving and archiving biological samples and research regarding freshwater species management.
Congratulations to Team India on a job well done! Special thanks to the British Chelonia Group for their support of this project.