148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings Released Into Natural Habitat

Pelochelys cantorii

By Phal Sophanith The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration (FiA) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, have recently released 148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings, aged between one and three weeks into the Mekong River stretching along Sambour district of Kratie province. WCS’ conservation of Critically Endangered Cantor’s…

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Turning the Tide: The Northern River Terrapin and the Race Against Extinction

From Roundglass Sustain: By Radhika Raj, How a conservationist and his team in the Sundarbans brought the Northern River Terrapin, one of the most endangered turtle species in the world, back from the brink… On the night before Holi, as the country prepared for the festival of colours, Shailendra Singh sat on a lonely motorboat…

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Monitoring Movements in the Meta River

Acoustic Transmitters & South American River Turtles: To increasingly close gaps in knowledge and reveal some of the mysteries that surround the South American River Turtle, a WCS/TSA Colombia team started installing acoustic transmitters in a group of individuals, to monitor their voyages and movements in the Meta River, the first time this technology is…

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Experts Throw Light on the Illegal Turtle Trade

While talking about this case, Dr. Shailendra Singh, the director of TSA India, said, “We generally get calls from the forest department about confiscated turtles. In this case also, the Agra divisional forest officer contacted us asking for primary care and proper rehabilitation of 80 reptiles. We immediately rushed Sreeparna Dutta, our researcher, to help…

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