TSA Magazine Archives
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An IUCN Partnership Network for Sustainable Captive Managment 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 Sulawesi forest turtle, Leucocephalon yuwonoi, by Dr Charlie Innis. See story inside.
In memory of Dr. Barbara Bonner
This issue is dedicated to Barb Bonner whose tireless commitment to turtle welfare was unmatched and whose dedication to turtle
conservation unwavering. Her contributions to chelonian medicine were pioneering and the void she leaves in our ranks is vast.
The turtle world has lost one of its most ardent supporters and passionate advocates. She will be sorely missed.
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TCF Species Recovery Plans contain two integrated components. The Captive
Management Plan is dedicated to maintaining assurance colonies, and is
coordinated by the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). With the ultimate goal
of reintroduction, it produces animals that the field component utilizes in
investigating methods to re-establish natural populations. The Field Action
Plan, in turn, defines the conservation research needs for the species in
nature and focuses on range country capacity building as it pertains to field
conservation efforts and formation of assurance colonies in range countries.
The Species Recovery Plan for the river terrapin, Batagur baska, illustrates
how captive management plans and field action plans are integrated. Both
components embrace zoos, private individuals, government organizations,
non-government organizations (NGOs) and other entities worldwide that
maintain Batagur. Future partners, to be added as the plan progresses, may