The Turtle Survival Alliance is undertaking a fresh survey of turtle species in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.

Tricarinate Hill Turtle (Melanochelys tricarinata)

TSA’s Dr. Shailendra Singh said the survey would form the fundamental base for modifications in conservation plans, in accordance with the status of the region’s turtles. Programs for their protection and proliferation in their breeding grounds are essential for the conservation of biodiversity, as turtles play a crucial role of scavengers in aquatic ecosystems. Read…

Read More

Tricarinate Hill Turtles Rescued and Released

By Dr. Shailendra Singh, Jordan Gray, Arunima Singh, and Rishika Dubla Turtle trade is a serious problem in the northern states of India, and at crisis-level in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The TSA-India program has been working relentlessly with local law enforcement, the Forestry and Wildlife Department, and a Special Task Force to curb…

Read More