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: Egyptian Tortoise

  Photo credit: Omar Attum   The Egyptian Tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This Middle Eastern and North African tortoise has a golden-coloured shell and minute shell size of 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