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Indian Biologist wins Global Award for Turtle Conservation

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 03, Sep 2021
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  • Indian biologist Shailendra Singh has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction.
  • Species:  Red-crowned Roofed Turtle (Batagur kachuga), Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska), and Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) 

About The Award

  • The Behler Turtle Conservation Award is a major annual international award honoring excellence in the field of tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation and biology, and leadership in the chelonian conservation and biology community.
  • It is The “Nobel Prize” of Turtle Conservation.
  • The award honors and commemorates the memory and legacy of John L. Behler (1943–2006), former Curator of Herpetology at the Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York
  • The award is co-presented by the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), the Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF)