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Word Turtles News, 03/28/217

The Ganges rivers has a new cleaning crew: Lissemys punctata, Chitra indica and Geoclemys hamiltonii The Ganges rivers has a new cleaning crew: Lissemys punctata, Chitra indica and Geoclemys hamiltoniiIndeed, the non-vegetarian turtle play a crucial role in cleaning the Ganges river by eating organic wastes and animal carcasses that are dumped into the river. On the other hand, Chitra indica and Geoclemys hamiltonii take […]

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World Turtle News, 03/21/2017

Plastic, Alarm! Let’s Save The Sea Turtles After collecting cigarette butts and plastic off of the beach in Byron, Arlian and his mother, Karin Ecker, are working on a film entitled “Plastic, Alarm! Let’s save the sea turtles”. ‘The aim of the project is to get kids and schools involved to participate in or initiate creative projects towards protecting the environment,’ said Karin. You can

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World Turtle News, 03/14/2017

15 Critically Endangered Turtles and Tortoises Seized in Taiwan 15 Critically Endangered turtles were detected by an x-ray scanner in Taipei, Taiwan, in a shipment coming from Malaysia. One Astrochelys yniphora and fourteen Batagur borneoensis were caught in an air shipment of sports shoes from Penang, Malaysia, according to Yang. They were later taken to a wildlife rescue center in northern Taiwan. Turtle News From

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World Turtle News, 03/07/2017

Long Island’s Malaclemys terrapin Die-Off Mistery Solved Back in April 2015 hundreds of Malaclemys terrapin were found dead in Long Island. The species already suffered from a 60% declined in recent years. It took several months of effort and a strong collaboration between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) biologists and a local wildlife rehabilitator, Cornell’s Wildlife Health Program (WHP) to determine

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World Turtle News, 02/16/2017

Why Did Turtle Neck Evolved That Way ? The Mistery Could Be Solved After examining a turtle fossil thought to have lived around 150 million years ago, researchers think that the ability of turtles to withdraw their neck into the shell has evolved for hunting purposes: it would allow them to snap up prey much faster. Although it was previously believed that turtle’s neck evolved

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World Turtle News, 02/09/2017

Raising Awareness of Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia TRAFFIC’s latest newsletter is aiming at raising awareness of wildlife crime in Southeast Asia. They highlight the role of Southeast Asia as a market for wildlife contraband. The issue also focuses on the ongoing trade of the Astrochelys yniphora. Turtle News From Around the World Conservation Endangered Sea Turtle Monitoring Explained USA: Help monitor sea turtles USA:

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World Turtle News, 02/02/2017

Turtle Cemetery Discovered in Brazil Açude do Cedro, one of Brazil’s oldest dam is now home for more than 400 carcases of dead turtles killed by the drought. Indeed, the reservoir is empty of water right now. The “seriousness” of the situation was recently exposed by zoologist Hugo Fernandes-Ferreira who launched an urgent investigation on the impacts of the drought on the ecosystem. Turtle News

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World Turtle News, 12/02/2016

Glover’s Reef in Belize provides refuge for sea turtle Threatened hawksbill sea turtle are thriving in the protected water of Glover’s Reef, one of the world’s great barrier reef system in Belize. A recent study showed that the coral reefs around the atoll are home to more than 1,000 young hawksbill turtles. “The findings of our research show that juvenile hawksbill turtles are thriving at

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World Turtle News, 11/19/2016

Big-Headed Turtle Update from the TSA it has been on the social media since November 7th, the TSA is facing another crisis, this time, regarding Platysternon megacephalum the big-headed turtle. Indeed, more than 800 turtles were confiscated from two Chinese traders. The turtle have then been given to the TSA who is in charge their rehabilitation at the May Myo turtle rescue center. Turtle News

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