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The tale of a very determined turtle

I am longtime volunteer at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee. My preferred activity there involves caring for injured native turtles.  These animals are brought to us because they have been severely injured by vehicles as they cross roadways that divide their wetland homes. The snapping turtle in this story had been injured on the…

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Turtle Nest Blog Series: Why the turtle crossed the road & other FAQ about turtle nests (Part I)

June 21, 2018–Emma Horrigan & Dr. Julia Riley Turtles, often referred to as modern day dinosaurs, with their distinctive domed, bony shell, are easy to recognize. This unique armoured architecture provides turtles with protection from predators. However, despite their protective shells, seven of Ontario’s eight species of turtles are currently listed as species at-risk under…

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Turtle Walks

The Land Between is organizing walks in response to the turtle crisis in 2017, when unprecedented numbers of turtles were killed on roads and brought into trauma centers for treatment. The two-kilometre walks will take place during the Flower Moon (late May to early June) – the most active time for turtle nesting in central…

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Turtle rescuers ANYWHERE IN ONTARIO

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre Turtle rescuers ANYWHERE IN ONTARIO: What to do if you find an injured and/or deceased turtle: if you are able and it is safe to do so, please pick up the turtle, note the exact location and call the Centre at 705-741-5000 right away. BE PREPARED! Have a bin (with drilled…

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Turtle Walks 2018

Walks confirmed for June 2 in Haliburton and Bracebridge 2 walks have been confirmed already..and we are waiting on Bancroft, Lindsay and Peterborough. The OPP who will chaperone folks during the walk. We need volunteer leaders for walks too, so if you are interested get in touch. Registration for walks starts on May 1  …

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Job: The Land Between Turtle Guardian Program Assistant

We are launching our new collaborative Turtle Guardians program across TLB.   See the postings here: TLB TG Job descriptions and postings. April 2018   Applications are due May 1.   Find out more by visiting www.turtleguardians.ca or contacting Leora at 705-457-4838   https://www.thelandbetween.ca/2018/04/we-are-hiring-apply-by-may-1/?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email&iid=3aa0aad88c7242e9b55ccaa23184be69&uid=618500924&nid=244+272699400  

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CBC ShortDoc

CBC ShortDoc A short documentary was created by Scott Dobson and his team during the summer of 2016, and has competed in (and won!) many prestigious competitions around the world, including in Canada, the USA, and Australia. The documentary showcases the great work that goes on at the OTCC, from the hospital to the hatchlings…

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OMB Decision Saves Blanding’s Turtle Habitat on Stoney Lake

OMB Decision Saves Blanding’s Turtle Habitat on Stoney Lake Two Provincially Significant Wetlands and 6.2 km Undeveloped Shoreline Protected Peterborough—The last significant undeveloped shoreline in the Kawarthas has been saved from a 58-unit housing development on Stoney Lake, immediately adjacent to Burleigh Falls. The Vancouver-based developer Burleigh Bay Corporation (“BBC”) had planned to build the…

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