Dalton State College in North Georgia has moved to remote learning this semester due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), but the turtles at their (TAC) Turtle Assurance Colony, still need care. TAC is part of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) global efforts, and is managed by Chris Manis, assistant professor of biology and curator of the…

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We exceeded our end of year fundraising goal with your help. YOU raised over $50,000 to secure the $50,000 match from San Diego Zoo Global & the TSA Board of Directors! That’s over 100,000 Turtle Conservation Dollars! Thank you for your generosity. Read the story below from the Auckland Zoo to see just one of…

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BY ELISE BENNETT (Center for Biological Diversity) and JORDAN GRAY (Turtle Survival Alliance) Each year, tens of thousands of live turtles are stolen from America’s woodlands and waterways and shipped overseas as pets or for meat. And with lax laws against harvest, South Carolina is a haven for turtle snatchers. State wildlife officials recently saved…

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by Christine Bowie  On the evening of March 20, water from a dam on the Upper Chambal River in India was released causing major flooding to three TSA turtle hatcheries along the riverbanks. Fortunately, the TSA field team along with the help of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department was able to swiftly recover all the eggs…

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by Heather Lowe  Turtle Survival Center team members Sheena Koeth and Nate Haislip recently paid a visit to one of the TSC’s consulting veterinarians, Dr. Shane Boylan, at the South Carolina Aquarium.   Animal health is a top priority for the turtles at the TSC and the collection is assessed monthly by consulting vet, Dr. Terry…

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by Heather Lowe The TSA assembled a team recently to travel to Belize to begin implementation of two grants designed to improve our understanding of the captive reproductive biology of the Central American River Turtle, Dermatemys mawii, locally known as the Hicatee. The grants – courtesy of the American Zoo Association and Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund – will…

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by Heather Lowe  Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA-India) along with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department (UPFD) recently rescued a 6.2 ft long male Ganges River Dolphin. It took more than two days and one night to recover the dolphin, which had strayed into a canal near the town of Badosaray in Northern India. The animal appeared unable…

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by Heather Lowe  The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group completed its twelfth sampling session of Comal Springs in New Braunfels, Texas on the weekend of February 13-15, 2015. Despite conflicting with the Valentine’s Day holiday, the volunteers’ love for turtles prevailed! A small but determined research crew captured 323 turtles in just two and a half days. Water…

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