Turtles Are Wildlife Heroes
About 70% of fish and wildlife across Eastern North America depend on freshwater turtles to clean water, cycle nutrients, and spread seeds & biodiversity.
However, 75% of the world's turtles and tortoises are at risk of becoming extinct.
Found a Turtle?...
Unless injured or in immediate danger, it is important to let turtles stay in nature, in their home territories. Learn what to do and why.
Found a turtle? Take note of the location, snap a photo, and help recovery planning for populations
Our Impact, By The Numbers
At Turtle Guardians, we provide education, conduct research, rescue turtles on roads, and implement mitigation solutions. We also rescue, incubate and release turtle hatchlings under special permits. This practice, also known as "headstarting", increases odds of survival and helps bolster turtle populations.
Note: All research including turtle measurements, incubation and releases, and tunnel system installations are done under wildlife permits and with authorizations.
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