In case you missed it the frist time it aired, 60 minutes re-aired their piece of the turtle/tortoise trade. The first airing saved a few thousand tortoises/turtles according to repots. I hope this airing saves triples that amount and continues to bring positive attention to rescuers, maybe some others like @litteRESQ,  and all those that help save these incredible creatures..

sincerely-sunshine:

I was watching 60 minutes the other day they did a report on tortoises.

In case you missed it the frist time it aired, 60 minutes re-aired their piece of the turtle/tortoise trade. The first airing saved a few thousand tortoises/turtles according to repots. I hope this airing saves triples that amount and continues to bring positive attention to rescuers, maybe some others like @litteRESQ,  and all those that help save these incredible creatures..

sincerely-sunshine:

I was watching 60 minutes the other day they did a report on tortoises.

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

“I wish I’d picked something a little more cuddly,” he said. But the creatures are at risk as heat records rack up across the US. “Global warming affects turtles,” Goode said. “If the temperature raises a few degrees, turtles will disappear because their sex is determined by temperature. So if the egg is warmer, the turtle will have all females. If it’s cooler, they’ll have more males. If you have only females, you’re not going to have reproduction.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/hotelier_fights_for_turtles_qQw6Imvzf0SD60VvW2j9FK#ixzz23TJAwspA

newyorker:

Video: Saving the Plowshare Tortoise

This week in the magazine, William Finnegan travels to Madagascar with Eric Goode [sub. req.], a Manhattan night-life baron “who tramps through mountains looking for turtles, tortoises, snakes, lizards, frogs, crocodilians,” Finnegan writes.

In this video, Goode seeks out the world’s rarest turtle, the plowshare tortoise. While trying to help save it from extinction, he travels to a wildlife conservatory and finds himself in a high-risk negotiation with local smugglers.