Asian scholarship interns — Nara Heng, Firoz Ahmed, and Jichao Wang — at the Annual Turtle and Tortoise Show on June 22. Each presented a poster for the occasion. Click photo for more information.
Our Asian Scholarship recipients, Firoz Ahmed, Sovannara (Nara) Heng, and Jichao Wang (see photo, right) have completed the Wetlands Institute ten-week summer course and are now (August–September) at Camp Selby, Mississippi, working with gopher tortoises. See "Biologists Gather at South Georgia Creek to Study Alligator Snapping Turtles" (link opens new browser window).
Research and Conservation at the Wetlands Institute. Every summer, the Wetlands Institute offers ten-week research opportunities for college and university students, who are recruited nationally and internationally. Of special interest is the Diamondback Terrapin Recovery Program. See Research and Conservation at the Wetlands Institute.
Diamondback Terrapin Conservation in New York. For information on the terrapin conservation work in the New York area, and for opportunities to volunteer for this important project, go to The Diamondback Terrapin: Gateways Salt Marsh Turtle. See also Amphibians and Reptiles of Long Island, Staten Island and Manhattan.