Special Webinar: Biosecurity protocols for confiscated turtles


Over the past decade, dozens of live, illegally-traded turtles have been seized by USFWS law enforcement personnel in the Northeast. A variety of concerns over repatriating individuals have been raised including risk of inadvertent transmission of disease to wild conspecifics. In collaboration with Dr. Katie Haman (WA state wildlife veterinarian), NWDC is providing guidelines for minimizing the risk of disease transmission from repatriated turtles to wild conspecifics.This presentation will be given to a USWFS committee, formed in response to the problem of confiscated turtles. 


Date & Time

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am


United States