Category Archive: Conservation

Buffer Zones + You + Turtles = Awesome

Buffer zones are an important part of any ecosystem. A buffer is a strip of land that safeguards the border of an ecosystem. Buffer zones are often a connective transition area between two… Continue reading

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup- Happening TODAY West Rouge Beach Park 10am to 2pm!

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup- West Rouge Beach Park September 19, 2014 10:00AM to 2pm! The Toronto Zoo has been a proud participant in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for several years. The Vancouver Aquarium… Continue reading

Want a little Adventure in your life? Try COTERC during Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Want a little Adventure in your life? Try  the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) is a registered Canadian-based charity. COTERC was founded in 1991 and is based in Pickering,… Continue reading

It is an amazing time to be a Blanding’s Turtle at the Toronto Zoo!

Our headstart Blanding’s turtle project is doing swimmingly! 2014 was a great success, with 41 successfully hatched Blanding’s turtles that are scheduled for release in the summer of 2016.  To date we have… Continue reading

Plant Your Shoreline!

This week Adopt-A-Pond traveled up to Stony Lake to participate in a shoreline workshop that was organized by the Environmental Council for Clear, Stoney and White Lakes. The workshop was a huge success… Continue reading

Imperilled Turtles

Written by Don Scallen, Tuttle Tallier, Primary Science Teacher, Naturalist. Taken from In The Hills Magazine Seven of Ontario’s eight native turtle species are considered “at risk,” “threatened” or “endangered.” Turtles are almost certainly… Continue reading

June is all About Turtle Crossing Signs and Helping Turtles Cross the Road

Amphibians and reptiles come in all shapes and sizes. After a very long winter, these creatures are back in full view in our wetlands, woods, and gardens. These little creatures are an important… Continue reading

Colin’s healthy and on the move in Rouge Park.

Colin, our research Blanding’s turtle, has had his yearly health check and is back on the move in Rouge Park. Radio-tracking of a single juvenile Blanding’s turtle, named Colin, continues in Rouge Park’s… Continue reading

Celebrate World Turtle Week at the Toronto Zoo Saturday, May 17 to Monday, May 19, 2014

World Turtle Week Saturday, May 17 to Monday, May 19, 2014 Main Event: Americas Wetlands Also find us in the: Indo-Malaya Pavilion and Americas Wetland 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Turtles around the… Continue reading

Turtle Fencing for Kingston Turtles! The campaign will run until June 30th.

The City of Kingston will match dollar-for-dollar any donation, grant or other fund coming from any agency, organization or individual (whether private or public) to install fencing on Princess St. over the bridge… Continue reading