Species Spotlight Vol. 15

by Jordan Gray  Yellow (Golden)-headed Box Turtle (Cuora aurocapitata) Countries of Origin: China (Anhui Province) IUCN Status: Critically Endangered Estimated surviving population:  Considered functionally extinct Habitat: Clear, fast-flowing, hillside streams Biology and Habits: Little has been documented regarding the wild ecology of the Yellow-headed Box Turtle. A highly aquatic species, this turtle rarely leaves the confines of the streams in which…

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TSA Programs make an Impact for 20 of the Top 25 Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018

by Jordan Gray  A newly released report by the TSA and fellow turtle conservation organizations, collectively known as the Turtle Conservation Coalition, entitled “Turtles in Trouble: The World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018” shows that tortoises and freshwater turtles are facing an almost unparalleled extinction crisis. This report indicates that over 50%…

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Turtles In Trouble

Click here  for a PDF version of the full report. The plight of the planet’s tortoises and turtles — creatures that have roamed the Earth for 220 million years — has never been greater, according to the newly released report “Turtles in Trouble: Top 25+ Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles .”  It shows the world’s 25 most endangered…

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