This is the Year of the Tartan Turtle
Help Our Slowest Friends Finish First!
Turtles in Ontario Need Our Help
Turtles are the best cleaners of our lakes and water!
However, turtle populations are rapidly declining and turtles are now the most imperiled species in the world. While turtles can live a long time, it takes about 60 years for one snapping turtle to replace itself and less than 0.1% of eggs laid become hatchlings that reach adulthood. Therefore, road mortality, poaching and habitat loss are making things worse for the survival of turtle populations.
Turtle Walks were held within The Land Between bioregion- home to 1/3 of Ontario’s turtles- during the most active time for turtle nesting: the Strawberry Moon (the full moon at the start of June)- and when the highest threat from road mortality occurs.
REGISTER FOR A TURTLE WALK starting on Earth Day April 22nd
2019 WALKS begin at 10am on Saturdays:
HALIBURTON: JUNE 8TH
BANCROFT: JUNE 8TH
PETERBOROUGH: JUNE 8TH
BRACEBRIDGE: JUNE 15TH
FENELON FALLS: JUNE 15TH
Create your own Click and Pledge profile and collect donations in support of the T-5 Campaign (Turtles, Teaching, Tracking, Tunnels and Trauma care). The campaign aims to raise monies to support the recovery of turtle populations in Ontario, from start to finish: from prevention to cure.
Call: 705-457-1222 (The Land Between headoffice and Turtle Guardian Headquarters) or 705-85-HELP-T (705-854-3578)