turtles of the world

April 2010

Turtle Blogs

By |2010-04-04T15:01:00-04:00April 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The KTTC is always looking for volunteers to contribute to its newsletter and blog. This post was written by new KTTC volunteer Laura Gardner. If you are interested in writing newsletter or blog articles for the please contact us at info@kawarthaturtle.org.Here are some other turtle blogs we've come across that focus on the preservation of [...]

August 2009

WWF petition for marine turtles

By |2009-08-06T12:06:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

A message from the WWF that will interest turtle enthusiasts: Marine turtles are a globally important species, but the number of turtles has plummeted and some populations are now on the brink of extinction. Help save turtles by supporting WWF's campaign and sign the petition today. Four out of the 7 species of marine turtles [...]

January 2009

Australia’s Bum-breathing Turtle Gets a Helping Hand

By |2009-01-29T18:19:42-04:00January 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

In Central Queensland lies the Fitzroy River and the city of Rockhampton. Rockhampton is known as the Beef Capital of Australia, but its real icon was there long before the Brahmans moved in. It is the Fitzroy River turtle (Rheodytes leukops), a freshwater turtle that was only discovered in 1980 and is endemic to the [...]