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Historic Win for Snapping Turtles in Ontario

This article is a follow up to a previous Adopt-A-Pond post titled “Help End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario” Hooray, we did it! As of April 1st 2017, the Ontario Ministry of… Continue reading

Amphibian Conservation Project Needs Your Support!

Did you know that Mexico is ranked as the fifth country in the world in terms of highest diversity of amphibians? However, more than half of them are endangered. The amphibian conservation project, ‘Anfibios de Puebla’ by… Continue reading

A Co-Op Experience We’ll Never Forget

  Introduction Hello readers! Ryan Dunklin and Jessica Mackay here, and we’re grade 11 students from Dunbarton high school in Pickering. Since school began in September, we have been working with the Adopt-A-Pond… Continue reading

Help to End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario

End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario With its’ serrated shell and dinosaur-like tail, snapping turtles are one of Ontario’s most distinctive – and misunderstood native turtle species. Despite the fact that they… Continue reading

Teaching Kids about Turtle, Frog and Wetland Conservation!!

Every year, the Adopt-A-Pond Programme donates their turtle and frog identification resources to a number of environmental education programs to help with the success of their programming. Some examples of these great programs… Continue reading

Watch out for baby turtles!!!

It’s that time of year again, baby turtles are hatching and beginning to move around in search of water. That means we need to be cautious and watch out for them on the… Continue reading

A new population of Blanding’s turtles has been discovered!!

Thanks to the efforts of an amazing group of volunteers from the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute in Nova Scotia, a fourth previously unknown population of Blanding’s turtles has been discovered in Nova Scotia. A… Continue reading

Our ponds are drying up!

Our fieldwork is well under way with radiotracking the headstart Blanding’s turtles and there has been a lot of movement lately!! We have been noticing the water levels in the ponds dramatically decreasing… Continue reading

Turtles in the News!!

The University of Toronto Scarborough recently posted an article about our Blanding’s turtle headstart project featuring Shannon Ritchie and Tisha Tan, our two current graduate students studying the threatened turtles. Check out the… Continue reading

We have a new Adopt-A-Pond Coordinator!!

  We want to welcome Leanne, our new coordinator. She just completed her second week on the job at Adopt-A-Pond. Leanne comes to us from the Hamilton Conservation Authority where she was a… Continue reading