Freshwater turtles are one of the most endangered groups of animals in Canada. The threats are relatively well known – the following threats are having the largest impact on turtle populations in general:
- Road mortality
- Habitat loss
- Nest predation
- Poaching for the pet trade
Currently all species of freshwater turtles in Canada have been designated species at risk by the federal government. But the Canadian Wildlife Federation believes that we can help conservation efforts for these at-risk species. We are working with partners and landowners, the government and YOU to move forward in helping freshwater turtles in Canada.