The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.
Large pieces of plastic degrade in the ocean and become microplastic. It does not go away.
The male tortoise weighs 33 pounds and has a 17.3-inch carapace.
A “perfect storm” of gale force winds, high tide and cold temperatures caused their demise.
The giant Aldabra tortoise was once found on most islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Pascagoula and Pearl River map turtles were petitioned by the Center for protection in 2010.
The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
Olympic gold medalist David Verburg stops and helps turtles and tortoises off the road whenever he sees them.
Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.
The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.
The loggerhead turtle will be released after it is fully rehabilitated.
The majority of turtles harvested in Arkansas from 2014 to 2016 were of breeding age.
Karenia brevis, also known as the Florida red tide organism can kill sea turtles.
Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.
Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.
There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.
Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.
A city council in Wodonga, Australia drew down water in a pond that inadvertently caused the death of nearly 25 broad-shelled and long-necked turtles.
Even though the radiated tortoise is captive bred, the critically endangered species is still poached from the wild.
Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae
Once in captivity, desert tortoises can no longer be released into the wild due to the potential for them to introduce disease to wild populations of tortoises.
More than 300 species rely on the network of tunnels the gopher tortoise creates.
Conservationists with the Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS in the Southeast Asian country found 16 eggs in a nest of the critically endangered royal turtle.
Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.
Gopher Tortoise Day is a fun informational day for the entire family.
Turtle smuggler sent endangered reptiles via mail.
There is a thriving black market for sea turtle eggs in South Florida.
Sea turtles that were found cold-stunned in early January have been released by Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.
Although the decimation of some African chelonians has been well documented, many species are not listed on the IUCN Red List because there is almost no information about them
Scientists Use Drones To Count Olive Ridley Sea Turtles At Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Drone footage revealed that sea turtle density during peak nesting season was about 2,086 reptiles per square kilometer.
East Coast Population Of Leatherback Sea Turtles May Be Downgraded From Endangered To Threatened Under ESA
The leatherback sea turtle is currently listed as endangered.
In spite of the best efforts by staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Turkey died January 8.
The woman was told several times to move off the sea turtle.
This sulcata tortoise was returned to its owner after a day gallivanting around the streets and canals of Mesa, Ariz.
Female green sea turtles on Raine Island outnumber males by 116 to 1.
When turtles become cold-stunned, they are too cold to swim and float on the surface, where they can become dehydrated.
Quang Ngai beaches on Ly Son Island have been breeding grounds in the past for green sea turtles), hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles.
Spike was ran over by a car in June 2016. He has since healed and can walk more than three hours a day.
Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia
Researchers are unsure how the large lizards discover the nests, which are on the second most popular nesting beach for loggerhead turtles.
Tourists depicted in an Airbnb ad are shown touching a green turtle and got a magical experience, while Airbnb got chastised and was forced to pull the ad.
Researchers had expected the disoriented turtles to expend more energy than those collected from the nests, but found that the hatchlings were very proficient in determining when to take a rest
The intermediate musk turtle sits morphologically between the stripe neck musk turtle and the loggerhead musk turtle.
Malayemys isan, a species new to science, was discovered in a Thai fish market.
This sea turtle was entangled in bales of cocaine. It was freed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Asian giant softshell turtle is currently listed as endangered by the IUCN as it has largely disappeared in much of its natural range.
A three year study turned up just 50 spotted turtles out of 2,000 turtles caught.
These highly aquatic turtles are found in both slow-flowing sections of stream and river habitats, as well as lakes and ponds. They move clumsily on land.
The stranded olive ridley sea turtle had a body temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.
Florida recorded 39,000 green sea turtle nests during the 2017 nesting season.
The survey documented 72 mature tortoises in four hours.
Drifter was found entangled in fishing line that was attached to a buoy in the Florida Keys.
It is hoped the unlimited collection of wild turtles is stopped or curtailed in Texas.
The last time an alligator snapping turtle was seen in the wild in the state of Illinois was back in 1984.
The dead turtles were already in a state of decomposition.
Would there be a moral dilemma if these little guys were raised in captivity?
Jonathan and Frederic(a) are inseparable, even though they are both males.
Carlos Argenis Hernandez was sentenced to 30 days in jail for knowingly disturbing a sea turtle, an endangered species.
Data models show that the state's turtle populations cannot sustain any more losses.
Conservation efforts over the last 40+ years of sea turtles in the United States are paying off.
Scientists hope to have a population of 250 adult gopher tortoises in the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve.
It is estimated that there are about 100 Sonyota mud turtles in the wild.
Currently there are no limits to the number of turtles collected in the wild in Arkansas.
A breeding program at the Galapagos National Park in the Galapagos Islands will hopefully result in Floreana giant tortoise offspring.
Hurricane Irma serves as a reminder that an entire nesting season could have been disrupted had the storm hit in July.
When the person who shot the video confronted the resort staff, they said the turtles don't have enough food.
More than 1,040 western swamp tortoises have been successfully bred as part of Western Shield, a breeding program to bolster the wild populations of the tortoise.
Although the population has reached 1,000, the Western pond turtle remains an endangered species in Washington state.
The chance of survival into adulthood for this little turtle is slim.
Officials have since removed the blue paint and released the tortoise back into its burrow.
Two Aussie blokes with beer stand on top of a sea turtle, post the photo to social media.
The find is significant because the Blanding’s turtle is endangered
Blatant case of animal abuse occurred in Florida.
The natural urban lake went through a decade long cleanup process.
Olga Jumenes was no stranger to law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
139 radiated tortoises and seven angonoka tortoises were smuggled from Madagascar and discovered in India.
The turtle was caught and released by a man fishing for catfish.
All sea turtles whether dead or alive are legally protected in Hawaii
More than 900 eggs were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2014.
Dozens of turtles and countless tadpoles saved after a pond was drained in Tulsa.
Albino green sea turtles are rare.
Wheels spent 165 days in Captivity and was released all healed up
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Please reduce your use of plastic items that are "disposable."
Aaron Culling buys sea turtles from meat markets and releases them.
Emydoidea blandingii may get some help from the Friends of Cobus Creek in Indiana
Concrete ditches help prevent turtles from getting stuck in the switch track on a Japanese train track.
Kai Xu had 51 live turtles in his possession when he was caught trying to cross into Canada.
Plastic is literally choking the world’s ocean inhabitants.
Plastic bags and plastic pollution kills and maims hundreds of thousands of reptiles and other animals every year.
Leatherback sea turtles primarily eat jellyfish and plastic tends to look like jellyfish in the ocean.
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There are two species of Galapagos tortoise on Santa Cruz Island.
The suspects allegedly had Palawan forest turtles, Asian leaf turtles and Southeast Asian box turtles in their possession.
The hapless tortoise walks into the path of Enid
27 of the 206 pond turtles have since died.
Australian researchers built a device out of a sun shirt, some velcro and a custom poop collector to collect poop samples.