Turtles News

How a chance rescue in Arunachal Pradesh led to the discovery of a new tortoise species

The first-ever sighting of the elusive Manouria impressa or Impressed Tortoise in an Arunachal Pradesh forest will give a boost to the field of turtle conservation in Northeast India.

Mumbai: Man arrested with 20 rare turtles at Crawford Market

The WCCB set a trap after they received intelligence regarding the sale of turtles in South Mumbai. Shaikh was arrested with a cotton bag, inside which officials found twenty juvenile turtles.


How turtles are different from tortoises and other facts

It is quite easy to tell them apart just by looking at their limbs from a distance. Turtles have webbed feet and tortoises have firm, rounded feet.

World Turtle Day: 11 children's books to learn more about turtles

World Turtle Day 2019: The purpose of this day is to bring attention to and increase knowledge of tortoises and turtles. Here are some books you can read with your children to make them aware.

World Turtle Day 2019: From Odisha to Fiji Islands; places that are big on turtle tourism

If you have never seen a turtle in your life, then you can always plan a trip to these destinations for a memorable experience. There's something surreal about a turtle waddling down the beach.

Bihar: Inter-state gang of poachers busted, 260 turtles seized

According to SP, Purnea, Vishal Sharma, all the four poachers hail from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh and were arrested at a toll plaza in Dagarua police station area here.


Forest department drive to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles

Every year the state government imposes a ban on fishing activities with the use of mechanised trawlers along the 170-km coast in the state during mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles.

206 turtles seized at Sinthi bus depot

Kolkata police Thursday seized 206 turtles,belonging to an endangered species,from a bus depot at Sinthi in North Kolkata.

Nature's full of garden helpers

Worms can process up to 6 pounds of garbage in a week,ays Sharon Lovejoy.

A study centre for visiting marine turtles

The first Marine Turtle Research,Conservation and Information Centre in Maharashtra was inaugurated at Velas in Ratnagiri — which is six hour’s drive from Mumbai— on Saturday.

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Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

The US’ oldest sea turtle rescue and rehab facility is seeing a record number of patients, especially in turtles with fibropapillomatosis, a type of herpes virus which can be deadly.