By Tanushree Mundra and Jordan Gray Our TSA India Program, in collaboration with our governmental partners in Uttar Pradesh and the Wildlife Conservation Society-India, has released 108 turtles into the Chambal River. Of these, 100 were head started Red-crowned Roofed Turtles (Batagur kachuga), and 7 adult Three-striped Roofed Turtles (Batagur dhongoka) and 1 Crowned River Turtle (Hardella…

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“This breeding success has not only brought us hope but has allowed us to learn more insight into replicating this program in other zoos in North-east India. The project team simultaneously carried out the reconnaissance survey of historic habitats of Manouria emys [phayrei] in the state of Nagaland. Till date, we have delineated two potential reintroduction sites –…

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-Over 11,000 tortoises and freshwater turtles entered illegal wildlife trade in India every year since 2009- Dr Shailendra Singh, Director of Turtle Survival Alliance India Program says that training wildlife law enforcement agencies in identifying the species in trade is crucial to combating its poaching and illegal trade.  Read more and download the full report…

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Program Officer – (Community Outreach) Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program   Job code: 2019/04 Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program Position: Program Officer – (Community Outreach) Station: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Qualifications: Essential: Master’s Degree in Social Sciences /Education/Rural Education/Wildlife Science/Environment Science/ Environment Management/ or relevant field + one…

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Scientific Officer Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program   Job code: 2019/01 Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Turtle Conservation Program Position: Scientific Officer Station: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Qualifications: Essential: PhD in Wildlife Science, Conservation biology, Zoology, Ecology, Forestry or relevant subject OR M.Sc. in aforementioned subjects + three years minimum experience…

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BIG NEWS FROM INDIA!  For the first time ever, the critically endangered Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) has been found in India! Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department’s Range Officer Mr Bunty Tao locally rescued two tortoises from a hunter gatherer, which he photographed and sent to TSA program office for identification. A joint survey team of TSA India and Help earth…

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The Turtle Survival Alliance India, a close partner of WCS-India, has been doing some amazing work across the Gangetic landscape in Uttar Pradesh and has recently begun to expand activities in parts of the north-east also. WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava who visited some of the sites with the project team was impressed with the…

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“In the last six months 10,000 live turtles from 8-9 species have been confiscated from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal,” said Shailendra Singh, director of the Turtle Survival Alliance – India Programme.  “In a seizure, you can find big numbers of turtles which can range from 7-10,000. We have had instances of seizures where…

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Our TSA-India program is in crisis management mode, and for one sole reason: wildlife trafficking. Nearly 9,000 turtles representing 7 species have been intercepted from wildlife traffickers in the last two months by the law enforcement authorities of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, India. One species in particular is taking the brunt of this illicit…

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