World Turtle News, 07/05/2017
Dundas Turtle Watch Dedicated To Preventing Roadkills And Predation
The Dundas Turtle Watch has been patrolling the roadways of Dundas for years, with the goal of reducing roadkill fatalities as well as predation incidents. The group of approximately 50 volunteers faithfully walks a set of three distinct routes, scanning the roadways for turtles that have wandered out their habitats and into dangerous territory. Working in shifts, the volunteers not only rescue turtles, but they also collect valuable data for nature groups. Turtle watcher Caroline Thomson reports that they frequently find other carcasses in addition to their main focus. She is a photographer and has been passionate about this program ever since she relocated here 11 years ago. Her hope is that the Dundas Turtle Watch efforts will help turn the public eye to the importance of their ecosystems and how vital it is that we work to protect them.
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Photo from Barry Gray.