Field Scat Used as Non-Invasive Research Technique on Elusive Desert Tortoises
Mojave Desert tortoises are elusive creatures that are often difficult to study in the field. Published in a new issue of Chelonian Conservation and Biology, researchers test a non-invasive research technique using field scat to collect DNA and positively identify individual tortoises.
Friday, June 28, 2019
The Impact of Rescue, Rehabilitation, Relocation and Release Programs on Sea Turtles
How effective are wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, relocation and release (RRRR) programs? A study published in Chelonian Conservation and Biology tracks the success of RRRR programs in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Global Review of Turtle and Tortoise Status Reveals Extent of Extinction Crisis
In an effort to understand the full extent of the Asian Turtle Crisis and other turtle populations around the world, researches from a special group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) analyzed official and provisional assessments of all known tortoises and freshwater turtles. This analysis reinforces the need for turtle and tortoise conservation worldwide.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Racing the Clock: New Turtle Species Disappearing Before It Can Be Studied
In a recent article published in Chelonian Conservation and Biology, researchers race to study a newly discovered mud turtle before it becomes extinct.
Wednesday, January 19, 2018
New Key Helps Identify Why Some Sea Turtle Eggs Fail to Hatch
The development of a sea turtle embryo is a relative mystery to researchers. However, a recent study in Chelonian Conservation and Biology explores a new staging key that may help scientists learn more about this topic and the related factors that affect sea turtle development.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
High Temperatures Linked to Changes in Loggerhead Turtle Nesting
A recent article published in Chelonian Conservation and Biology suggests changing climate may be altering the reproduction of this threatened, and in some areas endangered, turtle species.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
From the Editors: new policy on page charges, preprints
We are pleased to announce that we have just published the December 2016 issue of Chelonian Conservation and Biology, and we are also very excited to share some major news with you about our journal and our ongoing efforts to bring you the latest important turtle and tortoise research.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
International Trade Threatens Turtle Species Diversity
According to authors of a new study in Chelonian Conservation and Biology, trade of wild turtles reached a peak in the early 2000s. This trade is somewhat regulated, however, the sale of millions of these animals poses a large problem for the survival of these species in the wild.
Tuesday, June 24, 2016
Preventing Tortoise Extinction in the Face of Climate Change
The authors of an article in Chelonian Conservation and Biology predicted the mobility of the federally threatened Agassiz desert tortoise. The article shows a means to project future suitable habitats and how to maximize tortoise survivorship in the face of environmental shifts.