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Why the Turtle Crossed the Road: Saving Turtles One Cellphone Photo at a Time

Why the Turtle Crossed the Road: Saving Turtles One Cellphone Photo at a Time

Update: 2018-09-06
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This is the story of how people in Quebec are trying to save turtles— one cell phone photo at a time.


NCC on location: Gatineau, Quebec


Show notes:



  • Take a walk along the Ottawa River with host Tiffany Cassidy and volunteer Deborah Powell, as they go searching for turtles;

  • Learn from the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Caroline Gagné about the conservation efforts to protect Quebec's turtles;

  • Find out why roads and developments are a threat to turtles, and how you can help them;

  • Discover www.carapace.ca, the citizen science website that's allowing people across the province to track turtles and help conservation;

  • Meet biologist Olivier Trudel, who works for Quebec's Ministry of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks. He's using data from www.carapace.ca to inform his conservation research about where Quebec's turtles are found;

  • Hear five steps you can use to help turtles cross the road.


Nature Talks: The Nature Conservancy of Canada Podcast offers you fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. In this seven-part series, we’ll take listeners to some of Canada’s important natural areas, from the Bay of Fundy to Victoria. We talk to Canadians helping care for these places, from scientists to hometown heroes. Connect to Canada’s nature. Learn about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation work. And be inspired to find out how you can help support this work.

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Why the Turtle Crossed the Road: Saving Turtles One Cellphone Photo at a Time

Why the Turtle Crossed the Road: Saving Turtles One Cellphone Photo at a Time

Nature Conservancy of Canada