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…

Photo: Nirmal Kulkarni

On the night before Holi, as the country prepared for the festival of colours, Shailendra Singh sat on a lonely motorboat along the forests of Sundarbans, waiting for a critically endangered turtle to crawl out of the waters and lay eggs. The Batagur baska was suspected to be extinct in the wild, but Singh, an aquatic biologist who works with the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), and a hopeless optimist, wanted to be sure. Very sure…. Read the rest of the fantastic article HERE!

AND! See the accompanying short film below!


  1. Deepanjan Roy on November 2, 2020 at 2:37 am

    Great content and great work. I have always been a reptile and fish enthusiast. I am from Kolkata, West bengal. If you guys need any assistance or help, please take me
    I am willing to work closely to this beautiful species.
    The experience I gain from there shall be my reward nothing else.
    Thank you.

  2. Malancha Kalsa on May 26, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I will also be very happy if I can help somehow. Please reach me out at mkalsa54321@gmail.com.
    Great effort , best wishes.

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