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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Sea Turtle Rodeo
Join scientists and community rangers on a “turtle rodeo” to tag juvenile green turtles in the Solomon Islands.
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%.
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.
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.
Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of
Five successes of the Endangered Species Act worth celebrating.
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.