|About||The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide.|
|Mission||The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide|
The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide.
“There is no vertebrate group facing greater survival problems today. Turtles saw the dinosaurs come and go and are now facing their own extinction crisis.” -John Behler
More than half of their 300+ species are threatened with extinction.
Our work focuses on four strategic program areas:
The Turtle Conservancy’s in-country conservation strategies include habitat protection, land acquisition and stewardship, as well as fieldwork and grants programs.
Captive Breeding Programs:
We manage 20 of the world’s most critically-endangered species. The Turtle Conservancy was the first organization to ever send critically-endangered captive-bred turtles back to their native range country.
We participate in an international network of organizations that work to monitor and prevent the illegal wildlife trade.
Outreach and Global Awareness:
The Turtle Conservancy spreads its ongoing Turtles in Crisis awareness campaign through all media to educate and promote turtle appreciation. Since its inception, many millions of people have heard our message.