Softshell Surveys Conducted in India

by Shai Singh and Ashutosh Tripathi  The Indian narrow-headed turtle (Chitra indica) is a large softshell turtle that is extensively hunted throughout its range. Under the auspices of the TSA India project, a nest site assessment and monitoring survey of 75 km along the Yamuna River was conducted in September 2014. A total of seven nests,…

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Indian Workshop is a Success

by Shailendra Singh  Recently the Indian Turtle Conservation Program (ITCP), in association with Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and IUCN/SSC Tortoises and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group hosted the “Indian Freshwater Turtle and Tortoises Conservation Priority Areas & Initiatives” workshop and core-group meeting. The ITCP is a joint countrywide initiative of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Madras…

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