Asian Black Giant Tortoise
Positive impacts for more than half of the country’s turtle and tortoise species
The Turtle Survival Alliance India partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society India works across the country to research, monitor, and implement conservation initiatives that make a positive impact for more than half of the native turtle and tortoise species. Through TSA’s thought leadership and funding, WCSI convened a series of Indian Turtle Conservation Meetings that led to the identification of five regions for the most effective conservation and management of India’s threatened turtles. In these priority areas, TSA is working to reverse negative population trends for all but two of the Critically Endangered species of turtle inhabiting India. Actions include: monitoring and protecting potential habitats including nesting sites, and vulnerable nests; nest translocation and hatchling head-start; survival and dispersal studies; creating and maintaining breeding and assurance colonies; community outreach; trainings on identification and law enforcement and rehabilitation/ repatriation of confiscated animals.
Wildlife Conservation Society India, Assam Forest Department, Assam Tourism Development Corporation, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, AZA Chelonian Advisory Group, British Chelonia Group, Central Zoo Authority, Chelonian Advisory Group, Dallas Zoo, Delta Foundation, Disney Conservation Fund, Gadag Zoo, Hayagriva Madhava temple committee, Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Nagaland Forest Department, Nagaland Zoological Park, Nagshankar temple committee, Rajasthan Forest Department, Ocean Park Conservation Fund, Prince Bernard Nature Conservation Fund, Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, Turtle Conservation Fund, Turtle Limited, Turtle & Tortoise Preservation Group, Uttar Pradesh Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department, Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, West Bengal Forest Department/ Sundarban Tiger Reserve, and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau