The US federal government has taken a needed step to protect the imperiled loggerhead sea turtle. It has designated a “critical habitat”, including 84 percent of all known nesting areas, and protections for large areas of ocean habitat. Critical habitat Continue Reading
“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
Photo credit: John Polisar The Central American River Turtle, Dermatemys mawii, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM.
“Easy Does It!” Photo credit: Sean McCully
Photo credit: Tim McCormack The Yangtze Giant Softshell, Rafetus swinhoei, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This enormous softshell turtle, of which only four surviving individuals are known, can reach 120 Continue Reading