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.
75% of the worlds turtles and tortoises are at risk of becoming extinct
Who are Turtle Guardians? They are people like you and me!
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Turtle Guardians- Our Impact
Note: All research including turtle measurements, incubation and releases, and tunnel system installations are done under wildlife permits and with authorizations.
You Can Support Our Work to Save Our Oldest Relatives
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ALERT - Help Us Save Grace, the Ancient Turtle in Haliburton, and Her Shelled Friends!
Turtles, wildlife and nature are in jeopardy when municipalities don't have necessary tools in place.
A wetland was filled in during the winter, where Grace, the 125+ year old turtle with one eye and the oldest breeding female snapping turtle in Cottage Country (and some of her friends) may be hibernating. There is about a 50/50 chance that she hibernates at the site in question.
This site is also special because there are other Threatened species here making the area critical habitat, and warranting protection under the Endangered Species Act. But the wetland is also zoned Environmentally Protected by the municipality. It is important also for flood control. While the bylaw officer and town staff have done what they can, this municipality does not have the standard provisions in place to protect or even manage these areas. In fact, they are the only municipality amongst their peers without these tools.
We need your support to manage and protect our water resources and wetland-wildlife today and for the foreseeable future.
#Saving Grace - Take Action
Help save Grace, our wetlands, and our wetland-wildlife
Support our efforts by purchasing Saving Grace Swag
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The Turtle Guardian Headquarters is located at 6712 Gelert Road, Haliburton
Open for drop-in tours: July to October - Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. November- April by appointment.
We offer online and in person tours, and off-site workshops and events.
Call for more information: 705-457-1222