Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Aruba Today reports on the work of Foundation Turtugaruba for sea turtle conservation. Turtugaruba was founded on September 3rd, 2003 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Ten years earlier, in 1993, a Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan (STRAP) was introduced in Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean as an initiative of the United Nations Environment […]

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Leatherback Population in Decline — Site Title

Leatherback Next to Human for ScaleKara Dodge, 2015 By Parker De Klotz The leatherback turtle resides predominantly in the both the western and southeast coastal region of the United States as well as places that have tropical waters such as the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, their […]

Leatherback Population in Decline — Site Title

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Aruba Today reports on the work of Foundation Turtugaruba for sea turtle conservation. Turtugaruba was founded on September 3rd, 2003 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Ten years earlier, in 1993, a Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan (STRAP) was introduced in Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean as an initiative of the United Nations Environment […]

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas A convention center has come to aid these latest victims of severe winter weather: ‘We had trailers full yesterday that had 80, 100, 50’ Thousands of sea turtles suffering from the effects of the severe weather in Texas are laid out to recover […]

People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas — Natural History Wanderings

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

press release from Center for Biological Diversity Scientists Predict Extinction in 20 Years for Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles; Conservation Efforts Needed Immediately SAN FRANCISCO— A new study finds that the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles, which includes the leatherbacks that feed in West Coast waters, has continued to decline since the 1980s. If these […]

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat To Be Protected — Natural History Wanderings

press release from the Center for Biological Diversity Settlement Reached to Safeguard Critical Ocean, Beach Habitat for Atlantic, Pacific Loggerhead Sea Turtles SAN FRANCISCO— Endangered loggerhead sea turtles won a federal commitment to protect critical nesting-beach and ocean habitat in a legal settlement filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court between conservation groups Center for […]

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat To Be Protected — Natural History Wanderings

High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Atlantic Population Faces 50% Drop by 2050, Pacific Declining 5% Annually WASHINGTON— A new review of leatherback sea turtle science concludes that seven distinct populations of leatherback sea turtles face a high extinction risk. The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a finding […]

High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings

BioNews writes about the recently-published Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) 2019 annual report. “Last year marked an important year as new research provided insight into local green and hawksbill turtle populations. Understanding annual shifts and long-term trends for these turtles will provide key information to designing conservation strategies for the future.” STCB works to collect […]

via Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire: A Year in Review — Repeating Islands

Pelusios sinuatus The Serrated Hinged Terrapin is commonly encountered in large rivers, dams and lakes from northern Kwazulu-Natal, through Mpumalanga and Limpopo and northwards to Somalia. They’re often seen basking on rocks, fallen trees and sandbanks (and even on top of hippos!). During wet weather, Serrated Hinged Terrapins will migrate over land and establish themselves […]

via Serrated Hinged Terrapin — de Wets Wild