The Big Turtle Year Begins January 2017

Plans for the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust's new project, The Big Turtle Year, are well underway. We recently met with potential project partners and sponsors at the Turtle Survival Alliance conference held in New Orleans this month. Interest in this conservation education project is strong and we look forward to working with multiple partners. We also completed two reconnaissance trips to the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, with 14 species observed.

 Documenting a Pearl River map turtle (Graptemys pearlensis) in southern Mississippi (photograph by GLH)

Documenting a Pearl River map turtle (Graptemys pearlensis) in southern Mississippi (photograph by GLH)