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Christine Light

Turtle Survival Alliance

Conservation Project Coordinator

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Published on Jul 16, 2018

Project Update!

The project has continued to move forward over the last year! We did have some setbacks, including delays in getting the Indonesian research permit which resulted in personnel changes. Because o...

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Published on Apr 15, 2017

Let's Save the Endemic Turtles of Sulawesi!

I am heading back to Indonesia to meet with the universities and government agencies to finalize the paperwork needed for the research permit so Andrea can get out into the field and start surveys....

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Published on Apr 04, 2017

Hey! We have another Project Update!

Since the last update, we have secured additional funding from Wildlife Reserves Singapore and Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  We would also like to thank the California Turtle and Tortoise Club for th...

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Published on Jan 03, 2017

Project Update!

Over the last several months, while the Forsten's Tortoises have been busy enjoying their hibiscus, we have been busy applying for the additional funding needed for the project.  We are happy to re...

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Published on Oct 04, 2016

YOU DID IT! THANK YOU!!!!

You guys did it!  Thank you so much for all your donations and support.  We are now 100% funded!!! This project is very important to both of us and we appreciate that you all were willing to help u...

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Published on Sep 04, 2016

Talks with Government Officials

During our reconnaissance trip to Sulawesi in June 2016, we met with the National Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) offices in Palu, Central Sulawesi and Manado, North Sulawesi Province, as wel...

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Published on Aug 27, 2016

Turtle Habitat

Sulawesi Forest Turtle stream habitat Heavy vegetation leading up from streams Steep hills extending up from heavy vegetation leading to Forsten's Tortoise habitat ...

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Published on Aug 27, 2016

Engaging the Community

Developing relationships with the local community is an important step in laying the groundwork for our project. Community members that we are fostering relationships with include former and curren...

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Thanks Mom :)
Jan 04, 2017
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Thank you!!!!!
Jan 04, 2017
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Thanks Bobbie! Hahaha...my kids...they are getting so big :)
Jan 04, 2017
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Thank you Sue! We will definitely be posting updates! We are not at the site now. We are planning to go back early next year to start our training and community outreach and to start surveying late next year during peak turtle activity.
Oct 17, 2016
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Thank you so much Jennifer for supporting our project!
Oct 06, 2016
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Yes, we totally agree! Without the cooperation of the community, any work we do will be wasted. A large portion of our project will involve community outreach and education.
Oct 06, 2016
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Thanks for all your support John!
Oct 06, 2016
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Hi Mark, Thanks so much! We understand the importance of inspiring the youth to appreciate the importance of conservation and we plan to make that a priority during this project.
Oct 06, 2016
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Thank Sue! That little guy is one of my tortoises. It is a captive bred Forsten's Tortoise that is about 6 months old. They are an awesome species.
Oct 06, 2016
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Thanks so much Art!
Oct 06, 2016
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Thanks Steve!
Oct 06, 2016
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Thank you for helping us reach our goal!
Oct 02, 2016
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