Christine Light

Christine Light

Turtle Survival Alliance

Conservation Project Coordinator, Sulawesi Chelonian Conservation


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Published on Dec 09, 2020


Please feel free to watch the attached podcast where I talk about the work that is being done in Sulawesi.

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Published on May 18, 2019

News from the Field

Because of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi in September 2018, we made the decision to put the research on hold so we could give our local counterparts and friend...

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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 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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Thanks Bobbie! kids...they are getting so big :)
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.
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.