petition: STOP HARVESTING OUR TURTLES

petition: STOP HARVESTING OUR TURTLES

Friends! The shells need your help! Did you know it’s still legal to harvest Diamond back Terrapins and Snappers in New york state?!  The Diamond Back is listed as a species of special concern by CITES and yet harvesting them in their native territory is not illegal! How is this possible. 

PLEASE take a moment to sign this petition and share it with others. Time is running out and we can’t let another shell join the lengthy list of critically endangered species. 

Don’t just reblog, Sign the petition and then Reblog! 

Welcome to Rhode Island, Diamondback Terrapin! 

(Source: Providence Journal )

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The rare diamondback terrapin has been detected in Westerly’s Winnapaug Pond, the University of Rhode Island reported on Monday.

Found in salt marsh estuaries from Cape Cod to the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico, diamondback terrapins are the only turtle species in the country that lives in brackish water, URI said. Named for the diamond pattern on its shell, the turtle grows to about eight inches in length with a body color that varies from gray and brown to yellow. In Rhode Island, it is considered endangered and is protected.

Beatty said she detected the new population using binoculars and a kayak.

(Read the whole Article! )

Welcome to Rhode Island, Diamondback Terrapin! 

(Source: Providence Journal )

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The rare diamondback terrapin has been detected in Westerly’s Winnapaug Pond, the University of Rhode Island reported on Monday.

Found in salt marsh estuaries from Cape Cod to the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico, diamondback terrapins are the only turtle species in the country that lives in brackish water, URI said. Named for the diamond pattern on its shell, the turtle grows to about eight inches in length with a body color that varies from gray and brown to yellow. In Rhode Island, it is considered endangered and is protected.

Beatty said she detected the new population using binoculars and a kayak.

(Read the whole Article! )