work protecting turtles extends into captivity. For example, the
Burmese Star tortoise is under such poaching threats for the pet trade,
they can only be kept in zoo and private collections.
Conservancy has the largest, most successful conservation breeding
program for this Critically Endangered species anywhere outside of its
Learn more at www.turtleconservancy.org
A PSA from @thelonelyisland, reminding us why turtles & tortoise survival is so important (and why turtle sex is so funny)!
Their new movie, Popstar, has a tortoise in it! Sweet!
Zoya is contacting her agent to find out why she didn’t get an audition. After that we’ll probably go see the movie 🙂 In theater tomorrow!
Although we have completed the purchase of one 212 acre protected area in South Africa we are working on two more adjacent parcels that will create a 1000 acre preserve for the Critically #Endangered Geometric #Tortoise. Visit our website to learn more and contribute!
This is incredible work. If you’ve got some spare change help them out. They’re making shell love possible for future generations.
It’s easy to see how the Endangered Four-eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) gets its name. This unique species is in decline due to the use of its shell in traditional Chinese medicine. The Turtle Conservancy works to mitigate the trade in species like this, along with our captive breeding efforts.
Its pretty clear.. though I might have called you 6 eyed sally!
The Cochin Forest Cane Turtle (Vijayachelys silvatica) is a rare and secretive species from the Western Ghats of India. This species is Endangered due to hunting for bush meat, deforestation and alteration of habitat, and the illegal wildlife trade.
If you’re spending time outside this weekend in the North East make sure to keep an eye out for Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta)! Wood Turtles are a beautiful and charismatic species classified as Endangered by the IUCN. They have suffered greatly from habitat loss and degradation, as well as collection for the illegal pet trade. When encountering a wild turtle it is best to leave them alone and allow them to get to their destination safely. Happy Friday!
Happy Earth Day!
Love a tortoise today! We have unveiled a new billboard on 10th Ave in New York City to bring awareness to the plight of turtles and tortoises around the world. #LoveATortoiseToday
Love a tortoise EVERY day! 🙂
but why is that human not wearing any clothes? We don’t live THAT far from new york and its still cold out. I could only go outside for 5 minutes yesterday!
Watch out for this man-eating Ploughshare Tortoise!