Turtle Rescue News for September 08 2017

Western Pond Turtle Rescue

On May 19, 2015, after over six months in captivity, the two groups of western pond turtles that had been rescued in the fall of 2014 were released near their original collection site. A total of 52 turtles, 24 from the Behlor Chelonian Center in Ojai, California and 28 from the campus of UCLA, were collected and carefully transported to The Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes, California, an innovative camping facility catering to children with medical conditions. The privately own Painted Turtle facility utilizes acres of watered ponds for their clients and is located on the same drainage as Lake Elizabeth only 1/2 mile upstream. Once at the release facility, CDFW and Behlor staff carried the turtles to the bank of the largest pond and placed them a foot from the water, allowing them to enter the pond themselves. The release site has basking areas and quality upland habitat for the western pond turtles. CDFW’s Brian Young releases western pond turtles at The Painted Turtle. A healthy western pond turtle ready for release at The Painted Turtle. The western pond turtle, Actinemys marmoratais the only remaining freshwater turtle species native to California. A relatively large and genetically important population of western pond turtle occurs in Lake Elizabeth, located approximately 65 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the northern Antelope Valley. Starting in June of 2014 concern grew for the health of the western pond turtle population inhabiting Lake Elizabeth. Due to degrading habitat conditions, thirty-three western pond turtles were collected by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Geological Service, and ECORP Consulting, Inc. on September 18, 2014 from the drying lake and taken to the Behler Chelonian Center in Ventura County. An additional 22 western pond turtles were collected by CDFW on October 24th and taken to the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles County to be placed in outdoor tanks.
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Turtle Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife: Pamela Hickman: 9781552979150: Amazon.com: Books

Outstanding overview of the plight of the world’s turtles and tortoises… Other books on this topic cannot match this one for its thorough approach as well as the current information on what is being done in the 21st century to protect the turtle. With clear, appealing photography and up-to-the-minute details laid out in an engaging format, Turtle Rescue is a welcome addition to the “Firefly Animal Rescue” series. A detailed examination of what is being done to preserve both land and sea turtles around the world with biographical information on people actively engaged in conservation work. Color photos show many species of turtles and tortoises in their habitats. A list of turtle organizations and an index complete the book. Very useful for reports, especially since many books on turtle conservation do not include land species. This book enumerates the many efforts taken to save the turtle starting with the 1959 creation of the Caribbean Conservation Corp founded in Florida through the 2005 hatching of eggs of the Ridley sea turtle in Malaysia, the first hatchlings since the early ’90’s. The major players in the conservation movement are profiled as well. Pamela Hickman attempts to not only explain the reasons that some turtle species are endangered, but includes the efforts of scientists, governments and average citizens to save them. Students will experience the plight of turtle eggs that are not only attacked by predators, but the inability of female turtles to find adequate nesting areas. Turtles are creatures of habit and will attempt to lay eggs in the same areas regardless of the condo or super highway now standing in her path. While Hickman explains the human contribution to the declining turtle population she stressing that the cause may be cultural, economical or simple ignorance. Turtle Rescue is a simple book packed full of data, colour photographs and ideas.
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Reptile Rescue NJ

Unlike so many others, our Reptile Rescue organization is NOT a non-profit teetering from year to year on the edge of survival. Bill Boesenberg owns Snakes-N-Scales as a popular business, it therefore produces income to house, feed and, if need be, hospitalize injured or sick animals. We are experts with 30 years experience dealing with sick and injured animals. If you own any Reptile, frog, snake, fish, turtle, tarantula, shark, insect, python or lizard, you need us to Rescue please call us -. REPTILE RESCUE NJ. We are not the only Reptile Rescue in NJ, but we are probably the largest and, from what I’ve seen, the most qualified. The animals used in our programs are almost all orphaned reptiles rescued from a variety of unfortunate situations. These animals are important to us and are given appropriate foods, habitat, medical care and a safe, secure home for the rest of their lives. Snakes-N-Scales is part of an amazing network of state and local officials, humane, rehab and zoological professionals working constantly toward the proper care, rescue and preservation of animals both in the wild and in captivity. The photos that follow are all taken by us with animals that were brought to us unless it says otherwise. The photos are where reptile rescue starts and maybe a little intense for younger viewers, but it is our intention that everyone can look at these pages so we have tried to be careful in our presentation not to be too graphic. They are our children, we rescued them, nursed them, raised them, fed them and checked on them everyday for their entire lives while living with us. If you click on each heading you can go the reptile rescue page that discusses each group in more detail.
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I can no longer care for my pet turtle

There are millions of pet turtles out there without homes. Here at the Turtle Rescue League we get calls all the time with people who want us to come and get their turtle or simply drop it off. We would be quickly overwhelmed with turtles, unable to help our native species, or special needs turtles, or even to care for the flood of incoming pets. The TRL loves turtles, but no agency could just simply take in all turtles that people declare they no longer want. TURTLES ARE THE MOST ABANDONED PET IN THE US. The problem is so bad in other countries, some have banned the importation of non-native turtles. Do not lose hope, there are always options and we can work with you. If you love your turtle, you will put in the effort to help it. If you are struggling with properly maintaining your turtle, you may be falling victim to one of the the turtle care errors.
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Sea Turtle Rescue Program Archives – South Carolina Aquarium

Belton Elementary School, located in the quaint upstate town of Belton, SC, held
their annual Earth Day celebration on April 21, and invited a couple of us fromĀ …
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