Conservationist Jeff Corwin teamed up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners from the Massachusetts Army National Guard and Massachusetts Environmental Police to raise awareness about challenges facing North America’s native turtles and tortoises, including wildlife trafficking. Join Jeff in the field to track eastern box turtles and learn how you can help keep them wild.
Turtles are ancient reptiles that face modern threats. On top of habitat loss,, and car strikes when crossing roads, they are under pressure from illegal collection.
But turtles can live long lives if we let them. If you believe someone is collecting or selling wild turtles illegally, call your state agency or submit a wildlife crime tip to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477) or https://www.fws.gov/wildlife-crime-tips
Here are ways you can help protect native turtles: https://www.fws.gov/story/how-you-can-help-turtles
An audio-described version of this video is available at: https://youtu.be/JOnfu3strwU