Los Angeles Times - Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace.
Chicago Tribune - Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace.
Tech Times - Tortoises may be saved from rustlers using a highly-unusual technique - conservationists defacing their shells. By so doing, the environmental activists hope to make them unattractive to those looking to steal the animals for sale as pets.
The New York Times - On Sunday night, the Turtle Conservancy held its second annual gala at the Bowery Hotel. There were turtles everywhere — swimming in fish tanks, projected onto walls — wowing guests including, from left, the art dealer Tony Shafrazi, Harvey Keitel, Padma Lakshmi and Mr. Keitel’s wife, Daphna Kastner.
NPR - They're a quiet bunch, the hundreds of animals residing at the well-guarded botanical oasis in California's Ojai Valley. They've been brought to the Turtle Conservancy from countries around the world, like modern-day refugees escaping certain and persistent perils.
W Magazine - The conservation charity’s second annual ball lured a New York crowd out of their shells.
The Hollywood Reporter - Benefiting the Turtle Conservancy, the event held at the Bowery Hotel Sunday night also drew Scout Willis, David Blaine and honoree Fisher Stevens.
Guest of a Guest - Over the weekend in NYC, the Turtle Conservancy hosted their annual Turtle Ball, which featured cocktails, artwork, and VIP guests including Julian Schnable, Harvey Keitel, and Padma Lakshmi, Bullett Magazine launched a pop-up shop, and more!
Daily Mail - They might have been at a charity ball to help raise money for conservation, but Scout Willis and Padma Lakshmi brought a gothic edge to their evening looks.
Vanity Fair - The star-power at last night’s Turtle Ball, which raises money for the Turtle Conservancy, was varied, to say the least. David Blaine, Padma Lakshmi, Julian Schnabel, Scout Willis, Harvey Keitel, andGriffin Dunne were a few faces in the crowd. Some endangered turtles also made an appearance at the dinner, swimming around in a giant tank at the Bowery Hotel.
Style.com - Eighties club vets rave again to benefit turtles
The Wall Street Journal - Harvey Keitel, David Blaine, Padma Lakshmi and More at the Turtle Ball.
The Star - Rare tortoises are branded to make them unattractive to poachers.
BuzzFeed - An initiative to deter poaches from selling the endangered ploughshare tortoises on the black market has lead to a unusual strategy.
Smithsonian.com - If the tortoises' shells are marred with numbers and letters, they'll be less appealing to poachers
ABC News - Some of the rarest tortoises in the world are a hot commodity on the black market for their unique golden shells which can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.
Los Angeles Times - The booming illegal international wildlife trade forced conservationists to do the unthinkable Tuesday: Brand the golden domes of two of the rarest tortoises on Earth to reduce their black market value by making it easier for authorities to trace them if stolen.