The Asian Turtle Conservation Network (ATCN) was established in 2003, to help develop and promote turtle conservation efforts in Asia, and providing a means to share information and improve communication amongst those of us working with turtles in the region.
Help save Texas Box Turtles. Report box turtles that you encounter in the wild to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Twenty years ago, the Alabama red-bellied turtle was listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as an Endangered species. Unmitigated road mortality has been the major threat to its continued survival.
Lake Jackson is a 4000-acre sinkhole lake in northwestern Florida located 7 miles north of Tallahassee, FL in the Ochlockonee River basin. US Highway 27 is a four-lane highway that was built directly across a 3/4-mile portion of northwest Lake Jackson, isolating part of the lake to the west now known as Little Lake Jackson.
GBIF is an international organisation that is working to make the world's biodiversity data accessible everywhere in the world. GBIF and its many partners work to mobilise the data, and to improve search mechanisms, data and metadata standards, web services, and the other components of an Internet-based information infrastructure for biodiversity.
NLBIF is the Dutch national node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). GBIF aims to register all specimens in botanical, paleontological and zoological collections around the world, and make this information freely available on the Web.
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.
Florida Museum of Natural History - Herpetology Department
Chelonian Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992
for the production, publication, and support of worldwide turtle and tortoise research,
with an emphasis on the scientific basis of chelonian diversity and conservation biology.
The Mission of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group is to identify and document threats to the survival of all species of tortoises and freshwater turtles, and to help catalyze conservation action to ensure that none become extinct and that sustainable populations of all species persist in the wild.
The Internet spot for Herp News and Links
The classic reference, continuously updated, with Plastral Formulas, a key, and much more! C.H. Ernst, R.G.M. Altenburg & R.W. Barbour.
The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit directed to develop environmentally sound techniques for the management of aquatic and natural area weed species and to coordinate aquatic plant research activities within the State of Florida.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Welcome to Central Florida Wildlife Center, Inc. We are a non profit 501c3 charitable corporation located in sunny Florida. We are dedicated to caring for sick, orphaned and injured Native Florida wildlife.
The goal of Turtle Rescue of Long Island is to provide reliable, up to date information on the care of turtles and tortoises as well as provide a haven for those in need.
A Society Dedicated to Turtle & Tortoise
Care * Education * Conservation
ETHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the general public about the natural history, ecology, husbandry, conservation, proper care and treatment of reptiles and amphibians.
The Kentucky Herpetological Society is a non-profit reptile and amphibian hobbyist group dedicated to:
1) Enhancing the education of members and the general public in Herpetology and Herpetoculture through the facilities of the Society.
2) Promoting conservation and quality care of all wildlife, herpetofauna in particular, whenever and wherever possible.
The New England Herpetological Society is a group of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. Our goals are education, conservation and the advancement of herpetology. Society members have unique opportunities to further their knowledge of and participation in all aspects of herpetology.
The Pacfic Northwest Herpetological Society (PNWHS) is Seattle's premiere club for reptile owners and enthusiasts!
Dedicated to the Preservation, Conservation, and Study of All Chelonians.
Research, Conservation, Education
Established in 1947, the British Herpetological Society is one of the most prestigious such societies of its kind in the world. The society's Herpetological Journal is ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology.
To educate the general public about these frequently misunderstood animals, promote conservation of all wildlife, especially reptiles and amphibians, and to encourage cooperation between amateur and professional herpetologists toward a broader and deeper knowledge of this fascinating field.
The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation of habitat, and the promotion of proper husbandry and captive propagation of turtles and tortoises. The Society emphasizes the education of its members and the public in all areas relevant to the appreciation of these unique animals.
This website is dedicated to providing information regarding Texas turtles. Topics will include biology, conservation, ecology, and natural history.
Box turtles are "dry-land" turtles and may be found far from a water body. Eastern box turtles are primarily a woodland species, although they may also be found along forest edges and brushy fields
The red-eared slider is perhaps the best known and most recognizable of turtles. It is a medium sized turtle with a dark green oval shell, marked with yellow in younger turtles, green legs with thin yellow stripes and a green head with a red stripe behind the eye
This group includes crocodiles, alligators, turtles, snakes, lizards, and tuatara.
The yellow mud turtle is a small, olive-colored turtle. Its name comes from the yellow-colored areas on its throat, head, and sides of its neck. The bottom shell is yellow to brown with two hinges, allowing the turtle to close each end separately. The male's tail has a blunt spine on the end, but the female's tail does not.
Species list with range maps.
The Gopher Tortoise Council (GTC) was formed in 1978 by a group of biologists and others concerned about the range-wide decline of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).
This site is dedicated to the wonderful Russian tortoise, Agrionemys horsfieldii. It was originally classed as a Testudo sp. but recently was given its own genus Agrionemys (Ananjeva et al. 1998). They are known by many names...... Russian tortoise, Steppe tortoise, Afghanistan tortoise, Four-toed tortoise and even Russian box turtle.
The African Tortoise site was created to provide a knowledge base for Sulcata and Leopard Tortoises keepers. The focus of this site, is to create a better understanding of these unique and often misunderstood animals. This information was amassed from experienced breeders and keepers and published references. This site is continuously updated. Check back often.
Our site is dedicated to helping ensure the survival of tortoises in the wild by campaigning for a ban on the importation of tortoises for the commercial pet trade, and to promote high standards of husbandry to tortoise keepers in the UK.
The TORTOISE TRUST is the world's largest tortoise and turtle organization, with members in more than 26 countries. For 25 years the Tortoise Trust has consistently developed new methods of husbandry, and has actively campaigned for the conservation and protection of tortoises and turtles around the world.
Carettochelys.com is a site dedicated to the accurate and up to date information on Gondwanan Turtles of the families Chelidae; Pelomedusidae and Carettochelydidae
This site was born out of a desire to bring a better understanding of the care and needs of the wonderful box turtle.
By Photographer Marsha Seyffert
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