Saving A Shellabrated Species In The Southeast

Oct 28, 2020

Native turtles in this country face many threats - to their habitats, from poaching and trafficking.

Zoos, aquariums and nature centers are partnering on ways to save turtles together.


An Eastern Box Turtle
Credit Thom Benson / TN Aquarium

Here in Chattanooga, turtle expert Dave Collins is director of forests and animal behavior at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Mark McKnight is president and CEO of Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center - and Tish Gailmard is director of wildlife there.