Year of the Turtle
Northeast Region

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Turtle News

Each winter, volunteers and staff rescue sea turtles that suffer from cold stunning, similar to hypothermia in humans. Read more.

Maryland man pleads guilty to violating Lacey Act by trafficking snapping turtles.
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More than 30 partners met to share conservation ideas at the 2011 Bog Turtle Recovery Conference.
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Turtle of the Month

Painted turtles. Credit: USFWS

Wood Turtle

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Ask the Expert

If you have turtle questions, please e-mail us and Dr. Alison Whitlock will post answers here! Check out the PARC newsletter for more.

State Turtle Sites

Click the map for a list of state turtle sites in the northeast region.

Map of the Northeast Region - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Why Year of the Turtle?

Nearly 50 percent of turtle species face extinction. But it's not too late to save our turtle heritage.

We can work together to protect species and populations in the U.S., which is home to more native turtles than are in any other country.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will work throughout 2011 with Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and others to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the survival of our turtles.

Learn more about Year of the Turtle.

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Last updated: February 6, 2012