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Conservation Projects

  • Foraging habitat of Pelusios adansoniii
    Adanson’s Terrapin at Tocc-Tocc Reserve
    2002 - Present
    Active, Ex-Situ, In-Situ, Pelusios
    The Adanson’s Terrapin, Pelusios adansonii (Schweigger 1812), is a moderate sized freshwater turtle. This species was described by Schweigger (1812) two centuries ago from a carapace collected in Senegal in 1750 by Michel Adanson, the...
  • Tomas Diagne holding a critically endangered Nubian Flapshell Turtle (Cyclanorbis elegans)
    Nubian Flapshell Turtle Survival
    2010 - Present
    Active, Cyclanorbis, Ex-Situ, In-Situ
    The Nubian Flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis elegans) is the most endangered turtle species of Africa. Cyclanorbis elegans is a large softshell (total carapace length up to 70 cm) historically known from localized occurrences in Ghana and...
  • Adult female Kinixys erosa in Nigeria
    Forest Hinge-Back Tortoise Conservation
    2014 - Present
    Active, Ex-Situ, In-Situ, Kinixys
    The Forest Hinge-back Tortoises, Kinixys erosa and Kinixys homeana (Family Testudinidae), live in forest habitats and have a considerable range over the continuous Guinea–Congo rainforest region in West and Central Africa. It is a medium-...
  • Large dead female Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle)
    Sea Turtle Mortality Assessment
    2014 - 2016
    Active, Caretta, Chelonia, Dermochelys, In-Situ, Lepidochelys, Research
    Senegalese coastline waters are a well known migratory hub for different species of sea turtles (Godley et al. 2003). All of the following species have been documented and are known to occur in the region:...
  • Inside view of the Rhodin Center - Ngaparou- Senegal
    The Rhodin Center Breeding & Outreach
    2015 - Present
    Active, Erymnochleys, Ex-Situ, Kinixys, Pelomedusa, Pelusios, Research, Trionyx
    Turtles are the vertebrates under the greatest threat worldwide. Among the approximately 320 extant turtle species, the species occurring in Africa have been especially hard hit. Africa is now considered the continent where Eunotosaurus africanus...


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