Diamondback Terrapin Conservation

The Turtle Conservancy
along with our amazing partners, The Terrapin Nesting Project &
@tnp_leeds_point and a community of caring citizens worked together to
release over 4,500 hatchling Diamondback Terrapins along coastal New

Through the efforts of all partners involved that include
protecting nests and releasing hatchlings into the bay, terrapin numbers
are on the rise!

Turtle Conservancy


Ploughshare Tortoise


young Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) confiscated from the
illegal black market pet trade enjoys time outdoors in the safety of one
of our facilities in Madagascar. Poaching for the pet trade has driven
this species to ecological extinction in the wild, and it is considered
the world’s most endangered tortoise.

Recently, the TSA
finished construction on our new secure facility for this species. Read
about it in the upcoming issue of Turtle Survival, our annual magazine,
due in homes in December.

READ MORE: https://turtlesurvival.org/

Photo credit: Ny Aina Tiana Rakotoarisoa