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Year of the Turtle
The following (from
HerpDigest) is provided for your information
2011 Year of the Turtle - Turtle
conservation groups in partnership with PARC are designating
2011 as the Year of the Turtle
Why Turtles, and Why Now?
Turtles are disappearing from the planet faster than birds,
mammals, and even amphibians. Today, over 40% of turtle species
are identified as threatened with extinction; the primary
threats are human-caused. However, it's not too late for
our turtle heritage to be salvaged. The United States
has more endemic turtle species than anywhere on Earth; a
turtle biodiversity hotspot. Our careful stewardship can
preserve the rare species and keep 'common species common.'
Throughout the year, we will be raising awareness of the issues
surrounding turtles through press releases, newsletters, photo
contests, and related events. It is our hope that citizens,
natural resource managers, scientists, and the pet and food and
related industries will work together to address issues and to
help ensure long-term survival of turtle species and
Supporting Partners (to date) include (and will not be limited
to): Turtle Conservancy, Turtle Survival Alliance, IUCN
Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, US Fish &
Wildlife Service International Affairs, Chelonian Research
Foundation, Turtle Conservation Fund, AZA Chelonian
Taxonomic Advisory Group, SUNY ESF, Virginia Herpetological
Society,... and the list keeps growing!
and check it often for more information on how YOU can get
Sign up for our monthly newsletters, containing:
· A downloadable
turtle photo calendar for each month, including a photo contest
- YOUR photo could be in the calendar
· Information about
turtle conservation efforts and groups -- we could print YOUR
· Interviews with
turtle experts, and answers to selected questions that YOU send
· Information on how
YOU can help spread the word about turtles
materials -- how YOU can teach about turtles
· Featured turtle
artwork, poetry, and cultural information that YOU send us
... and much, MUCH, more!
Please contact us at YearOfTheTurtle2011@gmail.com if
you would like to help to promote or contribute materials to
2011 Year of the Turtle.
Keep watching, we'll be announcing our turtle
calendar photo contest very soon.
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