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Turtles and Climate Change

Turtles and Climate Change

Spring has sprung, all the flowers are in bloom, and shells are a clackin'! This winter has been cold and rainy at the Turtle Conservancy’s Conservation Center, and the turtles have had enough of it! They have had plenty of time to think about climate change and its implications for their future.

Madagascar Update

Madagascar Update

As previously reported, 10,976 Critically Endangered Radiated tortoises were discovered in Toliara, a town on the southwestern coast of Madagascar. Authorities received complaints of a disturbing smell of death and excrement coming from a two-story house. Upon inspection, thousands of juvenile tortoises occupied the floors, sinks, and bathtubs. They had no food, no water and were lying in their own waste. Over 500 were already dead…

Stuart Salenger Creates Radiated Tortoise Assurance Colony

Stuart Salenger Creates Radiated Tortoise Assurance Colony

Stuart Salenger, well known for his work with Aldabra Tortoises, has partnered with the Turtle Conservancy to create a new assurance colony of Radiated Tortoises on his new property in Florida. 

New Hatchlings!

New Hatchlings!

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