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United States Association of Reptile Keepers, Florida

FWC Diamondback Terrapins Webinar - 2

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online

At the request of USARK FL, FWC is considering the allowance of a captive breeding program for Diamondback Terrapins in Florida. 

Threats to wild Diamondback terrapins include habitat destruction, crab traps, road mortality, predation, and poaching. Florida’s turtle breeders can help address at least one of those threats. USARK FL supports a program allowing for captive breeding of terrapins and the sale of captive bred offspring. The result would be the availability of a captive bred alternative to poached wild caught animals in the market. Florida turtle breeders are some of the best in the world and would have the ability to produce many thousands of captive bred terrapins within a few years if allowed to do so. This program should be regulated to ensure that any turtles sold can be verified as captive bred offspring and that adult breeder animals are not replaced with wild caught animals. 

Webinar June 2nd 6:00-7:30pm

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