World Turtle News, 05/19/2017
Ontario Conservation Program Makes Great Leaps Towards Public Education
One organization located in Ontario dedicates 100% of it’s efforts to the conservation of it’s native chelonians, in particular Chelydra serpentina . The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC) has spent 15 years in the race to stop their extinction. In addition to their extensive educational programs, they also implement research projects and rehabilitate injured turtles at the on-site Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, admitting 500 turtles per year for specialized treatment. The death toll from car collisions is unfortunately high, and it is their goal to raise awareness for motorists to use caution on road-ways, especially during nesting season. Their public outreach includes anything from elementary school presentations to assocation meetings and they believe that it is one of the most important aspects of conservation.
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Did You Know…
Indotestudo forstenii is not differentiated by I. elongata by the absence of the nuchal scute. Many I. forstenii possess a well-defined nuchal scute.
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Photo from Joe Crowley.