Support turtle conservation through the symbolic adoption of a turtle today!
All 8 of Ontario's freshwater turtles are at risk of disappearing due primarily to road mortality and development of their wetland habitats. Turtles clean our water by removing dead fish and animal carcasses and they spread seeds and life to new places - without them, our best clean-up crews and agents of biodiversity will be gone forever.
You can help by symbolically adopting a turtle through Turtle Guardians' official Turtle Adoption program! Symbolic hatchling adoptions make the perfect gift for the turtle lover in your life!
What is a symbolic adoption? A symbolic adoption does not involve the physical adoption of a hatchling. It is symbolic in the sense that the funds provided help support Turtle Guardians hatchling incubation-release program, where we excavate eggs from at-risk nests, incubate them under permit at our headquarters, and release the hatchlings into the wild to give them a better shot at life. Under this program, hatchlings have a 19x greater chance at surviving to adulthood than if we had not intervened! It will also be used to help care for our turtles-in-care at our headquarters!
Check out our two options for symbolic adoption below!
Through our virtual adoption, you'll receive an official Turtle Guardians certificate of symbolic adoption through instant download that you can customize with your name or even dedicate to someone else!
Virtual Adoption Cost: $15
Symbolic Adoption Kit
Our official Symbolic Adoption Kit is perfect for any turtle lover! It comes with a turtle stuffy, a turtle keychain (not pictured), a Turtle Guardians sticker, as well as a customizable certificate of symbolic adoption plus a top-secret perk!
Symbolic Adoption Kit Cost: $35 + shipping
Turtle Guardians has been working since 2006 to research, protect, and conserve Ontario's 8 species of freshwater turtles. Launched in 2022, our official Turtle Adoption Program allows turtle lovers to support our work through the symbolic adoption of a hatchling.
You can keep up with some of the hatchlings you've helped here!