Join the Turtle Brigade

Turtles look tough, but they are in trouble! New Hampshire has 7 species of turtles and 4 are considered in greatest need of conservation. Worldwide, 50% of modern turtles are either threatened or extinct.

Major threats to turtles include loss of habitat due to development and roadways. Other threats include plastic trash, dogs, and non-native turtles released into the wild.

Every turtle is a miracle! Eggs and young turtles are food for many other animals. A turtle that beats the odds and makes it to adulthood can take up to 20 years to reproduce.

Join the Turtle Brigade

Want to help us help turtles? NH Animal Rights League is forming a “Turtle Brigade” to formulate a plan for better protecting New Hampshire turtles from unnatural hazards. Early ideas include assisted crossings, wide use of signage, and protecting/creating nesting sites. Implementation will begin Spring 2025.

Please sign up if you might like to be involved. Signing up is not a commitment!

  • Feel free to provide some additional information about your interest in turtles and any turtle experience or expertise you might have. Thank you!
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Ways to help turtles

  • Watch for turtles crossing the road and assist them if necessary
  • Support conservation efforts
  • Don’t disturb nesting turtles
  • Watch dogs around wetlands
  • Learn your turtles and report sightings to
    RAARP@wildlife.nh.gov
  • Contact NHARL to help us help turtles!
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