Okanagan Red-Eared Sliders Research Project

T. s. elegans

Okanagan Western Painted Turtles threatened by non-native species

Segment Featured in Global Okanagan News:

"The Western painted turtle is indigenous to the Okanagan and is listed as ‘at-risk.’ The reptile’s threat is heightened when people release red-eared slider turtles and other non-native species into local wetlands."

Read the full article at globalnews.ca:
Okanagan Western Painted Turtles threatened by non-native species