World Turtle News, 09/07/2016

Panda Are Doing Better, Turtles Are Not

Earlier this week, Pandas officially got downgraded from Endangered to Vulnerable in the International Union for Conservation of nature (IUCN) red list. This is an extremely good news, but what about the other 5,100 Endangered species of animals ? Have we heard about the Nubian Flapshell Turtle going from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered this year ? How about the geometric tortoise Psammobates geometricus ? These are animals that we barely hear about when it comes to conservation, yet they need our help as well.

Turtle News From Around the World


21 loggerhead sea turtles hatched in Spain

Nesting sea turtle numbers have hit record highs in several southern US states


Solomon Islands remained the largest rookery site for hawksbill turtle in the South Pacific

Watch out for stranded sea turtles in Canada

Keep your distance from marine wildlife

Spike in vandalism at sea turtle nesting site in Kyparissia

Health & Medical

Sick sea turtle pulled from Barnstable beach

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center


SCCF’s Sloan directly seeing benefits of sea turtle conservation

Did You Know…

To adjust for buoyancy the turtle uses a combination of expelling air from it’s lungs and water from the cloaca.

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Photo from Alamy .


WTN Editor

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