by Jordan Gray  Autumn is always a busy time at the Turtle Survival Center as we welcome new members of endangered species of turtles and tortoises into the world. In the last two months we have greeted an additional seven species of terrestrial and freshwater turtle to the TSC. 1. Southeast Asian Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis)…

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by Howard Goldstein  The futures of the Big-Headed Turtles confiscated in Myanmar last month are rapidly improving, thanks to the combined rescue efforts of Turtle Survival Alliance, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. On 7 November 2016, TSA first announced that the Myanmar authorities had confiscated 800 Big-Headed Turtles from the illegal wildlife trade, and…

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by Rick Hudson  Since we first broadcast the news of the Big-Headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) confiscation in Burma on 7 November 2016, Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) staff and personnel have been busy organizing an effective response. We are grateful to the Myanmar Forestry Department for making the arrests and working with the TSA/Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) team…

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by Heather Lowe  Four Big-headed Turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) hatched at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in South Carolina in October. The hatching is a marked acheivement for the TSC staff, as the species has historically been difficult to reproduce in captivity. To celebrate the occasion, we are offering TSA members the opportunity to name one of…

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