Endangered + Critically Endangered Turtles of North America by compassandwheel via skunkbear.tumblr.com: From top to bottom: Spotted turtle, Bog turtle, Cagle’s Map turtle, Wood turtle, Pearl River turtle, Blanding’s turtle, and Alabama Red Bellied turtle. #Illustration #Turtles
Man Admits Smuggling Endangered Turtles in Packages Marked ‘Snacks’ - New York City resident Hsien Lin Hsu pleaded guilty to trying to sneak dozens of federally protected turtles into the United States from Hong Kong. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/nyregion/endangered-turtles-smuggling-queens.html?_r=0
Black-breasted Leaf Turtle ~ Endangered Turtle Hatches at Fort Wayne Children' Zoo. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s newest baby may be small, but the tiny Black-breasted Leaf Turtle could play an important role in saving an endangered species. The teensy terrapin hatched on May 10 after a 75-day incubation. At three weeks old, it weighed just over six grams (about the same weight as a quarter).
Diamondback terrapin turtles have been nearing extinction for the last century but they now have a chance at survival due to the efforts of high school students, who helped influence legislation to prohibit their capture. These students deserve our praise for their persistent efforts.
3800 Turtles (An Entire Species?) Rescued From Shipping Crate - Turtle experts used to believe there were fewer than 3,000 Philippine Forest Turtles left in the world. So imagine their surprise and horror when on June 18 they stumbled across 3,800 of these turtles stacked on top of each other in a cement tank in a Chinese-owned warehouse in the Philippines. Were thieves trying to steal an entire species of turtles?