TSA North America

TSA North America

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

Focal Species:

Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)

Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys suwanniensis)

North American Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox)

Guadalupe Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera guadalupensis)

Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera pallida)

Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera)

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta picta)

Common Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)

Texas Map Turtle (Graptemys versa)

Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon bauri)

Florida Cooter (Pseudemys floridana)

Florida Redbelly Cooter (Pseudemys nelsoni)

Northern Red Bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris)

Peninsula Cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)

Suwannee Cooter (Pseudemys suwanniensis)

Texas Cooter (Pseudemys texana)

Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor)

Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Yellow-belly Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta)

Chelonian Threats:

Recreational habitat usage, watercraft, water shortage, habitat destruction, alteration, and degradation, pollution, fishing equipment, subsidized predators, incidental take, illegal poaching, water runoff, road mortality, siltation, invasive species control


Long-term population monitoring, public outreach, scientific advisement and consultation, health assessments

TSA Programs/Collaborations:

Ichetucknee Springs – Florida

Volusia Blue Spring – Florida

Rock Spring – Florida

Wekiwa Springs – Florida

Weeki Wachee Springs – Florida

Manatee Springs – Florida

Fanning Springs – Florida

Peacock Springs – Florida

Raritan River – New Jersey

Ridge & Valley streams – Pennsylvania

Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary – Tennessee

Harris County – Texas

Comal Springs – Texas

Lake Austin – Texas

Regional Partners:

Florida State Parks, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Jacksonville University, University of South Florida, Santa Fe College, Flagler College, Peninsula College, Western Washington University, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, University of Texas at Arlington, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Spoonwood Brewing Company, The Turtle Room, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Project Agency : Turtle Survival Alliance

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

Project Researcher : Jordan Gray

Project Researcher Contact : jgray@turtlesurvival.org

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