TSA India

TSA India

Project Animal(s) : Turtles
Project Category : Reptiles
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : https://turtlesurvival.org/copy/projects/tsaindia/
Project is timebound? : No

Focal Species:
Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska) – Critically Endangered
Red-crowned Roofed Turtle (Batagur kachuga) – Critically Endangered
Asian Black Giant Tortoise (Manouria emys phayrei) – Critically Endangered
Assam Roofed Turtle (Pangshura sylhetensis) – Endangered
Three-striped Roofed Turtle (Batagur dhongoka) – Endangered
Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle (Chitra indica) – Endangered
Peacock Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia formosa) – Vulnerable (Endangered)
Crowned River Turtle (Hardella thurjii) – Vulnerable (Endangered)
Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) – Vulnerable (Endangered)
Ganges Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia gangetica) – Vulnerable (Endangered)
Tricarinate Hill Turtle (Melanochelys tricarinata) – Vulnerable
Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) – Extinct in the Wild (Critically endangered)
Brown Roofed Turtle (Pangshura smithii) – Near Threatened
Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia leithii) – Critically Endangered
Indian Flapshell Turtle (Lissemys punctata) – Low Risk
Indian Roofed Turtle (Pangshura tecta) – Low Risk
Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoria) – Low Risk
Chelonian Threats:
Clandestine fisheries and drowning in fishing nets, poaching and illegal trade, sand-mining, aquatic pollution, hydrological changes
Monitoring and protecting potential habitats, nesting sites, and vulnerable nests; nest translocation and hatchling head start; survival and dispersal studies; creating and maintaining assurance colonies; community outreach and education; and training identification, rehabilitation, and repatriation of confiscated animals; law enforcement training
TSA Programs/Collaborations/Project Sites:
Chambal River (National Chambal Sanctuary)
Garhaita Turtle Survival Centre (Etawah, Uttar Pradesh)
Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
Laboratory for Aquatic Biology, Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
Nature Discovery Centre, Brahmaputra Floodplain (Bishwanath, Assam)
River Conservation Centre, Terai Arc Landscape (Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh)
Sajnkehali Range (Sunderbans,West Bengal)
Turtle Conservation Project in association with Nagaland Zoological Park (Dimapur, Nagaland)
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
Regional Partners:
Assam Forest Department, Assam Tourism Development Corporation, Central Zoo Authority, Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Morena Forest Division, Nagaland Forest Department, Nagaland Zoological Park, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh Forest and Wildlife Department, Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, West Bengal Forest Department, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Wildlife Conservation Society – India Program

Project Agency : Turtle Survival Alliance

Project Agency Contact : https://turtlesurvival.org/

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Video: https://youtu.be/K6mH_Xnqscw