Global effort launched to save turtles from extinction

Several turtle and tortoise species that are on the verge of extinction are getting a second chance for survival with the help of the US Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is committing all of its resources and expertise to take direct responsibility to save the planet's most endangered Testudines. The WCS said it will draw from its zoos and aquariums, its Global Health Program, and its Global Conservation Program, to ensure the continued survival of at least half of the species appearing in the agency's 2011 report that lists the 25 most endangered turtles and tortoises -- both members of the order Testudines -- in the world. The WCS effort will include breeding programs set up at its Bronx Zoo and intensive use of its field conservation programs to try to prevent the extinction of several turtle and tortoise species, according to a WCS report on Wednesday April 11. The vision of the WCS is for freshwater turtles and tortoises bred in its New York zoos and aquariums to repopulate natural habitats aro

Global effort launched to save turtles from extinction

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of the resources and expertise across the institution – from its Zoos and Aquarium, Global Health Program, ...

Wed 11 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Global Effort Launched to Save Turtles From Extinction, Wed 11 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

Global Effort Launched to Save Turtles From Extinction, Wed 11 Apr 12 from Newswise

Hail Mary effort aims to save the world's most endangered turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has pledged to work with all of its institutions to save at least half of the world's most 25 endangered turtles as listed in a report by WCS and the ...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Mongabay.com

Global effort to save turtles launched

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society says it's launching a global effort to save some of the world's most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Wed 11 Apr 12 from UPI

Photo: stunning view from a new trail in Tierra del Fuego

Conservationists are opening a 34 kilometer (21.3 mile) trekking trail in Chile's Tierra del Fuego.

Sat 7 Apr 12 from Mongabay.com

Endangered Turtles Get Help From Conservationists

Several turtle and tortoise species that are on the verge of extinction are getting a second chance for survival with the help of the US Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is committing ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from RedOrbit

WCS Signs Sweeping Conservation Agreement with Chile

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Government of Chile's Ministry of the Environment have agreed to work in cooperation on a range of conservation issues affecting the nation's lands, ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Newswise

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