Photo of the Day Contest, “Turtle Power”

“Turtle Power” Photo Credit: Sven Liebchen, Authentic Tanzania Safaris Tanzania Order: Testudines Family: Cheloniidae Genus: Chelonia Species: C. mydas The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is truly a champion of evolution.  Their ancestors were land dwellers, but they adapted to Continue Reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Leatherback Turtle

  Photo credit: Doug Perrine   The Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  It is the world’s largest turtle and is found throughout every ocean (it has been recorded Continue Reading

Organization of The Day: Watamu Turtle Watch

Local Ocean Trust Watamu Turtle Watch Many factors have contributed to the steady decline of sea turtle populations around the world, but the poaching of both adults and eggs for food and money has contributed greatly to their demise. The Continue Reading

Prestigious International Conservation Award Given to Thailand’s Environment Minister

Suwit Khunkitti, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, has been named the winner of the 2009 J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership. He is being honored for his efforts to eliminate illegal wildlife trade, save tigers, elephants and Continue Reading