14 February 2011.
Turtle gatecrashes Valentine’s Day underwater wedding – video here.
Valentine’s Day at the Zoo: Slide Show: here.
Take a walk through your backyard or a backcountry hike and you’ll likely be confronted by a courtship ritual of some sort. For the animals engaged in such displays, though, the whole month of February, not just Valentine’s Day, is meant for romance: here.
Thousands of endangered marine turtles could be saved in the Coral Triangle region if the fishing industry started using innovative and responsible fishing gear, a WWF analysis shows: here.
A new report published by a consortium of wildlife preservation groups makes for grim reading. There’s no soft-pedaling about the warning: “Turtles are much more at risk of impending extinction than birds, mammals, amphibians, or sharks and rays”: here.
Trinidad and Tobago set to impose turtle-hunting ban: here.
In a struggle to save a rare, giant turtle that is considered a sacred symbol of Vietnam, hundreds of Vietnamese are working together to clean up a lake in Hanoi, the country’s capital: here.
‘Fishing, trawler lights at Morjim keep turtles at bay’ – Times of India: here.
All this plastic was found in one sea turtle’s belly: here.
The 25 Most Endangered Turtles in the World: here.
March 2011: Live turtles are still being sold in Tesco stores in China – much to the outrage of conservationists. The store has been marketing the turtles since its first store opened in the country in 2007 – but Care for the Wild International (CWI) is furious the practice is continuing. It [is] using the retirement of Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy to once more bring the fact to public attention: here.
100 star tortoises seized in Malaysia: here.
Sea Turtle Deaths Anger Mississippi Residents – Huffington Post (blog): here.