Crisis in Madagascar – Remembering the Past, Focusing on the Future

One year ago, a team of 14 wildlife warriors, organized by the Turtle Survival Alliance, departed the United States for Madagascar. Their mission: save the lives of nearly 10,000 Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) rescued from wildlife traffickers. Joining our counterparts in…

Crisis in Madagascar - Remembering the Past, Focusing on the Future

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One year ago, a team of 14 wildlife warriors, organized by the Turtle Survival Alliance, departed the United States for Madagascar. Their mission: save the lives of nearly 10,000 Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) rescued from wildlife traffickers. Joining our counterparts in the small coastal village of Ifaty-Mangily, this team would be the first of seven waves of rescuers providing animal and veterinary care, building a new secure facility, and giving the tortoises another chance at life. Now, the TSA continues to care for the thousands of tortoises, and a strategy is well underway to return them to the wild. The TSA, in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, takes you back to the rescue operation of one year ago, updates you on the health and status of the thousands of tortoises, and gives you a glimpse into our “Confiscation to Reintroduction Strategy” in this new video.

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