Several interesting hatches this month; Jim Buskirk visited the BCC; Patagonia funded the purchase of a new diagnostic ultrasound machine
Happy World Turtle Day 2013
Last week Turtle Conservancy Chief Scientist Ross Kiester accompanied Dr. Liz Willey, post-doctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on her fieldwork monitoring the status of Blanding’s Turtle in eastern Massachusetts.
There are only about 500 Ploughshare Tortoises left in the wild, all focused within an area less than 1/10th the size of NYC. These minuscule numbers and the intense demand from the pet-trade, make the Ploughshare the most endangered tortoise in the world. Turtle Conservancy sponsored PhD student, Andrea Currylow, recently visited the Baly Bay region of Madagascar to study and assess the remaining wild Ploughshare Tortoises.
News from Thailand regarding the Ploughshare Tortoises that were recently confiscated.
Behler Chelonian Center happenings for the month of April.
Earth Day is a time to share with the community a wonderful day of “unplugged” activities and learn more about how we can all contribute toward a greener planet.
We are thrilled to announce that Turtle Conservancy has been selected as a featured charity partner on CharitySub.org!
U.S. Leads Efforts to Protect Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises at International Wildlife Trade Meeting
The United States successfully proposed listing the Diamondback Terrapin, Spotted Turtle, and Blanding’s Turtle in CITES Appendix II — vastly improving the protective measures available to wild populations of American turtles.
Last month’s historic accomplishment of repatriating five Critically Endangered Golden Coin Turtles to their native Hong Kong has been covered by Scientific American, China Daily USA and Wildlife Extra.com