It’s not unusual to see turtles leave the relative safety of wetlands to travel on land. During their active season, from May to October, turtles are on the move to search for food, find a new habitat, look for a mate, or lay eggs. Unfortunately, traveling on land and crossing roads has its share of risk for turtles because it makes them vulnerable to collisions or disturbance.
This is why the Nature Conservancy of Canada hired (NCC) hired Mercurius to build a website with a report form allowing users to give them a heads up when they find turtles, straight from their smartphones. By including sighting details, a supporting photo and the GPS location of the observation, everyone can help the NCC to map and protect turtles!