Saving Terrapins From Drowning in Crab Traps

Diamondback turtles were swimming into crab traps and dying. And there was an easy fix - or so it appeared.

Matthew L. Miller

Recovery: Extricating Reptiles from the Pit of Despair

Nevada bans all commercial take of reptiles, the last state to do so. The story behind the ban.

Ted Williams

Tracking Little Turtles on the Prairie

What do you do if you only have 8 known Blanding’s turtles in the population you’re studying at Illinois’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve? Get out the hoop traps and the sardines.

Cara Cannon Byington

New Protections & Tagged Turtles Provide Hope for the Arnavon Islands

A second round of satellite-tagged turtles provides more migration data, while the Arnavons rookery receives new protections to help prosecute poachers.

Justine E. Hausheer

You Won’t Believe How This Desert Toad Survives Drought

A Great Basin spadefoot toad might hunker down for a decade waiting for Mother Nature to produce a puddle.

Kris Millgate

Video: A Sea Turtle’s View of the Reef

Go along for the ride with a green sea turtle as it explores a reef — and meets another turtle — in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Welcome to the Sea Turtle Rodeo

Join scientists and community rangers on a “turtle rodeo” to tag juvenile green turtles in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

99% of species protected by the endangered species act have been saved from extinction. You read that right, 99%.

Lisa Feldkamp

Accidents on the Ocean Highway: Improved Safety Program Needed for Marine Turtles

Sea turtles are often caught as bycatch, accident victims on the ocean highways. Fishers in Pakistan are leading the way in safe release of sea turtles and other species until new fishing technologies are developed to prevent bycatch.

Moazzam Khan

Torpid Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins

Where do turtles go in winter? Here are just a few ways that the turtles in your neighborhood have adapted survive through cold spells.

Lisa Feldkamp

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Five successes of the Endangered Species Act worth celebrating.

Christine Peterson

Is That a Turtle Under the Ice?

The painted turtle can survive for months under the ice. A look at what makes the painted turtle the king of winter.

Lisa Feldkamp