A turtle crisis and funding campaign for prevention and cure has been announced by TLB and the OTTC.
This season we have witnessed unprecedented road mortalities and the Trauma Centre (Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre) has received record numbers of injured turtles for rehabilitation. Join us in saving these species.
Read about our Tunnels and Trauma Campaign; a call to for immediate prevention and cure.
Turtles have declined in Ontario and around the world by more than 50% in the last 20 years. We are at risk of losing these species forever. Like other reptiles, turtles are the most imperiled species in the world. This is because turtles face many predators and threats and therefore have very low recruitment rates: scientists estimate only 1 in 100 eggs will make it to adulthood. If turtles lay about 10 eggs a year that means they have to nest for at least 10 years to replace themselves. One of the biggest threats to their survival is road mortality; females reaching nesting sites. If we can mitigate the threat of road kills, we have reduced the harm to the future of the species by 90%.
The Land Between and its programs of Turtle Guardians, and partner of The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre are all registered charities. Donations of over $25 will be receipted.