Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) for a webinar in our Canadian Species Identification Webinar Series, demonstrating how to photograph and identify turtles using iNaturalist Canada, with CWF’s very own turtle expert David Seburn in English and CWF’s Annie Belair in French.
Freshwater turtles are in decline throughout Canada. CWF’s HelpTheTurtles.ca initiative is working to change this but we need your help!
Knowing where turtles are found is an important first step to fixing the problem. Tallying everyone's observations will help us target which roads we need to look at for mitigation measures and which wetlands we need to keep an eye on. By uploading your turtle sightings to iNaturalist.ca, you can directly contribute to turtle conservation.
iNaturalist has become one of the world’s most popular nature apps and the Canadian Wildlife Federation has led the charge in bringing it to the forefront of Canadian citizen science.
CWF is carrying out our own surveys on roads and in wetlands for at-risk turtles and working with Scales Nature Park, but we can't be everywhere. Your information is critical so we can work with municipalities and transport agencies to reduce the risks to turtles. Learn how to identify turtle species and take identifiable photos of turtles to help us, help them!