Freshwater turtles are one of the most endangered groups of animals in Canada. Seven of the eight species found in Canada are listed as species at risk.
Road mortality, habitat loss, nest predation and poaching for the pet trade are having the largest impact on turtle populations. The Canadian Wildlife Federation has been working with regional partners, community groups, lake associations and individuals to reduce these threats. An important part of conservation is inspiring Canadians to care for wildlife and to appreciate species at risk.