Just before the Holidays, Turtle Conservancy’s Managing Director and veterinarian, Dr. Paul Gibbons, returned to Bangkok, Thailand together with Durrell representatives to teach a seminar on managing the health and husbandry of large groups of confiscated turtles and tortoises.
Conservation organizations fighting to save one of the world’s most threatened tortoises from poachers are resorting to a drastic measure—engraving identification codes onto the animals’ shells to reduce their black market value.
Turtle Conservancy travels to Myanmar with a delegation from WCS and TSA to assist with the reintroduction of the Burmese Star Tortoise.
Behler Chelonian Center happenings: new hatchlings, recent visitors, and giant tortoise research…
This month we are going green by switching to Green-Dex Biodegradable Disposable Nitrile Gloves
Recent hatchlings, our new biosecure facility, Madagascar tortoise physiology research, and much more!
Thank you to Eric Johansen and Debby Chan for all of their hard work!
TC Travels to Myanmar in Search of Locations for Additional in Range Assurance Colonies for the Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise
Outside of Myanmar, the Turtle Conservancy’s Behler Chelonian Center breeds more Burmese Star Tortoises than any other institution in the world. Turtle Conservancy’s Dr. Paul Gibbons and Maurice Rodrigues recently visited Myanmar to search for locations where we can help establish additional assurance colonies for the Burmese Star Tortoise.
Recent hatclings, visitors and Ploughshare Tortoise updates.
Several interesting hatches this month; Jim Buskirk visited the BCC; Patagonia funded the purchase of a new diagnostic ultrasound machine