It is almost here! The 3rd issue of our annual magazine The Tortoise has gone to press and will be available in August! This is our biggest and most comprehensive issue ever, with 180 pages and over 1000 spectacular color images. The issue spans 10 countries in 15 amazing stories. The first two issues are almost sold out so order this new issue before it disappears!

It is almost here! The 3rd issue of our annual magazine The Tortoise has gone to press and will be available in August! This is our biggest and most comprehensive issue ever, with 180 pages and over 1000 spectacular color images. The issue spans 10 countries in 15 amazing stories. The first two issues are almost sold out so order this new issue before it disappears!

The charismatic and Critically Endangered Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina mccordi) has become extremely rare due to its popularity in the illegal pet trade. Even before it was scientifically described it was so over-collected that the trade was prohibited in 2001 due to its rarity. The only hope for the small remaining populations are conservation programs like the Turtle Conservancy’s breeding center.

The charismatic and Critically Endangered Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina mccordi) has become extremely rare due to its popularity in the illegal pet trade. Even before it was scientifically described it was so over-collected that the trade was prohibited in 2001 due to its rarity. The only hope for the small remaining populations are conservation programs like the Turtle Conservancy’s breeding center.

We are proud to announce the hatching of our third Mexican Spotted Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida rubida) at our conservation center. The conservation status of this species from Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, was last evaluated by the IUCN in 2007. They concluded that the available information was insufficient to determine its risk of extinction. The Turtle Conservancy believes this species is in danger because of local human impacts in the region. 

We are proud to announce the hatching of our third Mexican Spotted Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida rubida) at our conservation center. The conservation status of this species from Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, was last evaluated by the IUCN in 2007. They concluded that the available information was insufficient to determine its risk of extinction. The Turtle Conservancy believes this species is in danger because of local human impacts in the region.