TSA President Visits Project Sites in Myanmar

by Rick Hudson  TSA President Rick Hudson recently visited Myanmar to evaluate the TSA’s conservation programs there. This is his trip report – enjoy! I arrived in Bangkok on 24 September, overnighted, and flew into Mandalay the next day. I was met by Dr. Kalyar Platt, Director of TSA’s Turtle Conservation Program, and her colleagues Me…

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Construction Projects Wrapping Up in Myanmar

Kalyar Platt, TSA’s new Turtle Conservation Coordinator in Myanmar has hit the ground running since starting in her position last month. Charged with overseeing the continued construction of multiple turtle facilities, she conducted site visits last week to evaluate the progress and make recommendations. The first was at the Lawkananda Wildlife Sanctuary, the most successful…

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New Construction in Myanmar

by Rick Hudson  Rick Hudson, Lonnie McCaskill and Kalyar Platt recently returned from a successful trip to Myanmar where they finalized construction plans and budgets with local architects.  All total, over $60,000 will be spent over the next three months on new turtle and tortoise facilities at Lawkananda Wildlife Sanctuary in Bagan and the Yadanabon Zoo…

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Team TSA in Asia – August 2009

This report is the first to chronicle the daily activities of a TSA team’s visit to four countries in Asia – Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines – to design turtle facilities, develop conservation programs, and consult on turtle husbandry issues. The team is led by Rick Hudson and includes Lonnie McCaskill and Dave Manser. The…

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