Laboratory for Aquatic Biology Opens in India

by Heather Lowe 

Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) India, in conjunction with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department (UPFD) and the Endangered Species Project recently completed renovations on a building at Kukrail Conservation Center in Lucknow. The facility is now known as the Laboratory for Aquatic Biology (LAB).


The LAB will be used for a variety of objectives, including:

1. Monitoring, researching and refining the captive management of turtles and other species currently being held at Kukrail and other satellite facilities

2. Providing a link between in situ and ex situ conservation projects for freshwater and wetland species in the region

3. Assisting with freshwater species rescue, rehabilitation and veterinary care using a mobile rescue response team, and

4. Preserving and archiving biological samples and research regarding freshwater species management.

Congratulations to Team India on a job well done! Special thanks to the British Chelonia Group for their support of this project.