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An IUCN Partnership Network for Sustainable Captive Management of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises
Preserving Options for the
Recovery of Wild Populations
The mission of TSA is to develop and maintain an inclusive, broad-based global network
of collections of living tortoises and freshwater turtles with the primary goal of
maintaining chelonian species over the long term to provide maximum future options for
the recovery of wild populations.
TURTLE SURVIVAL ALLIANCE
First captive breeding of the Arakan forest turtle, Heosemys depressa, by Dwight Lawson, Turtle Survival
Alliance Co-chair (see inside story on page 10).
Volume 4 No. 1
Dear TSA Supporter:
Welcome to the fourth TSA Newsletter. These are exciting times for the TSA and this year has been
our busiest by far, something that is amply refl ected in this volume. We continue to grow and expand
in scope, and our organization becomes more complex each day. Some of the past year's highlights
Incorporated as the Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation, soon to be a 501(3) nonprofi t
Conducted a population management training workshop in Fort Worth, Texas.
Conducted a Turtle Husbandry and Veterinary Training workshop in Singapore that was
attended by 45 students from 11 Asian countries.
Witnessed the opening of the International Center for the Conservation of Turtles (ICCT)
at the Muenster Zoo.
Initiated a small grants program for TSA Partners.
Successfully imported a captive group of Roti Island snakeneck turtles from Europe.
Rescued nearly 300 confi scated turtles for placement in TSA homes.
Provided signifi cant support to the NYTTS Asian Scholarship Program.
Developed our fi rst collaborative range country conservation program for India's turtles
(with the Madras Croc Bank Trust).
Piloted a new electronic newsletter to keep our partners better informed.
Provided fi nancial support to turtle conservation programs in India, Myanmar and