Good News for Texas Turtles
In response to a petition filed by the Center and partners, Texas wildlife officials will propose a rule to end unlimited commercial trapping of the state's wild freshwater turtles.
Unregulated commercial collection is depleting turtle populations, including those of rare species that may already be at risk of extinction. For several years the Center has been pressuring states to tighten their trapping regulations — and with your help we've secured significant wins for turtles in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and New York.
"We're hopeful the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will do the right thing and ban the harmful turtle trade," said Jenny Loda, a Center attorney and biologist.
Read more in our press release.