World Turtle News, 04/21/2017
Generous Funding Awarded to Deserving Organizations Dedicated to Conservation
Twenty-nine programs were recently awarded grants for conservation, education, and and research, thanks to the Sea Turtle Grants Program. These programs are focused on Florida sea turtles, and funds were raised as part of a campaign using the sale of specialty license plates. Florida residents raised over $360,000 through the purchase of these conservation-themed plates, and in doing so were able to individually contribute to the conservation of Florida’s sea turtle species.
Turtle News From Around the World
AU: Sea turtle hatchlings emerge on famous beach
USA: Raising funds for sea turtles
Asia: Volunteer recounts memorable experience
USA: Volunteers hugely beneficial for conservation efforts
USA: How is flooding affecting Graptemys
Canada: Students study turtles using radiotransmitters
USA: Professor speaks about sea turtle research
Crime & Punishment
USA: Turtle killer receives punishment
Israel: Crates filled with tortoises intercepted-VIDEO
Health & Medical
AU: Coin-eating turtle brings knowledge to veterinarians
USA: Bare-handing a snapper-VIDEO
From the Library…
Have you read the book authored by our own Anthony Perlioni? If not, check it out! https://www.amazon.com/Black-Breasted-Leaf-Turtles-Anthony-Pierlioni/dp/1938850726
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Photo from Sea Turtle Conservancy.