Resurrecting Lonesome George

Resurrecting Lonesome George

Turtle Conservancy’s Dr. Paul Gibbons recently joined a team of over 60 scientists, field biologists, veterinarians, and park rangers on what has been called the most ambitious species recovery effort ever attempted. 

Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Tune in Dec. 2 at 9PM ET/PT as Discovery premieres Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos’ Racing Extinction in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. The problems are overwhelming but the solutions can start with you. #StartWith1Thing

Star Tortoise Trade, Ivory Surveys and Much More

Star Tortoise Trade, Ivory Surveys and Much More

The October issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin, has been published and features a number of papers highlighting the emerging online trade in wildlife.

‘Shocking’ scale of illegal trade in Indian star tortoise uncovered

‘Shocking’ scale of illegal trade in Indian star tortoise uncovered

Over 55,000 star tortoises illegally collected from just one “trade hub” in south India in one year, study found.

New Hatchlings!

New Hatchlings!

The Turtle Conservancy has had some exciting new hatchlings during the month of October!

TC Film about the Philippines Turtle Crisis

DISCLAIMER: This film contains graphic depictions of sick or deceased turtles that may be difficult for some viewers.

In June of this year, more than 3,800 Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles were confiscated by authorities on Palawan Island in the Philippines. Within 36 hours, the TC’s Dr. Paul Gibbons and many other organizations and individuals from around the world flew there to help rehabilitate these turtles and return them to the wild. The TC’s James Liu went undercover there to get to the bottom of this global crisis and to capture it all on film. This TC film production, directed by James Liu, captures events at the crisis center, and records on hidden camera his visit the restaurant where the Philippine Forest Turtle was first rediscovered in 2001. James also managed to track down and interview one of the poachers of the confiscated turtles. What might have become a terrible tragedy turned into an amazing success story, due to the collaboration between organizations and individuals to save these turtles. We could not have done this important work without the incredibly generous support of donations from so many – thank you!