Local conservation officials plan turtle aid workshop in Cottage Country
As turtles in Muskoka start to wake up, they are all facing a deadly journey.
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve officials say seven out of eight species of turtles in Ontario are at risk, in part, because of road-related deaths. Officials say the shelled reptiles will often cross a road to mate or to get to a new home.
The organization is hosting a workshop at the end of March to educate you on how to help an injured turtle, including using basic first aid.
Last year, the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre sounded the alarm as over 900 turtles were admitted with road-related injuries. Officials said this was likely because the wetter than usual summer extended the turtle mating period.
You can find out how to get involved in the turtle workshop here.
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