Turtle Conservancy

Turtle Conservancy

Dedicated to protecting the most endangered turtles and tortoises, and their habitats worldwide.
A young Parrot-beaked Tortoise (Homopus areolatus) we encountered at a breeding facility in South Africa while working on conservation programs for the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise.
A young Parrot-beaked Tortoise (Homopus areolatus) we encountered at a breeding facility in South Africa while working on conservation programs for the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise.

A young Parrot-beaked Tortoise (Homopus areolatus) we encountered at a breeding facility in South Africa while working on conservation programs for the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise.

Lisa Edelstein Meets a Living Dinosaur at the Turtle Conservancy!

These lovely ladies show off some of Myanmar’s most beautiful residents. Burmese Star Tortoises (Geochelone platynota) are listed as Critically Endangered and have become ecologically extinct in the wild. The Turtle Conservancy breeds more of these amazing animals than anyone else in the United States.
These lovely ladies show off some of Myanmar’s most beautiful residents. Burmese Star Tortoises (Geochelone platynota) are listed as Critically Endangered and have become ecologically extinct in the wild. The Turtle Conservancy breeds more of these amazing animals than anyone else in the United States.

These lovely ladies show off some of Myanmar’s most beautiful residents. Burmese Star Tortoises (Geochelone platynota) are listed as Critically Endangered and have become ecologically extinct in the wild. The Turtle Conservancy breeds more of these amazing animals than anyone else in the United States.

Happy Turtle Tuesday! 
Happy Turtle Tuesday! 

Happy Turtle Tuesday! 

Cursed by its beauty, the Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) can sell for upwards of $100,000 on the black market. The Turtle Conservancy works closely with this rare species both in captivity and in the wild to ensure its survival.
Cursed by its beauty, the Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) can sell for upwards of $100,000 on the black market. The Turtle Conservancy works closely with this rare species both in captivity and in the wild to ensure its survival.

Cursed by its beauty, the Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) can sell for upwards of $100,000 on the black market. The Turtle Conservancy works closely with this rare species both in captivity and in the wild to ensure its survival.

Burmese Black Mountain Tortoise hatching at our conservation center!
Burmese Black Mountain Tortoise hatching at our conservation center!
Burmese Black Mountain Tortoise hatching at our conservation center!

Burmese Black Mountain Tortoise hatching at our conservation center!

Say hello to this little Ryukyu Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle hatchling, bred at our conservation center! Happy Friday! 
Say hello to this little Ryukyu Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle hatchling, bred at our conservation center! Happy Friday! 

Say hello to this little Ryukyu Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle hatchling, bred at our conservation center! Happy Friday! 

Happy Turtle Tuesday! 
Happy Turtle Tuesday! 

Happy Turtle Tuesday! 

It’s easy to see how this Parker’s Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina parkeri) gets its name!
It’s easy to see how this Parker’s Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina parkeri) gets its name!

It’s easy to see how this Parker’s Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina parkeri) gets its name!

Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota) hatchlings bred at our conservation center. 
Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota) hatchlings bred at our conservation center. 

Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota) hatchlings bred at our conservation center. 

A Red-headed Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis erythrocephala) on our expedition to the Rio Trombetas, Brazil.
A Red-headed Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis erythrocephala) on our expedition to the Rio Trombetas, Brazil.

A Red-headed Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis erythrocephala) on our expedition to the Rio Trombetas, Brazil.

This stunning fellow is a Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha).
This stunning fellow is a Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha).

This stunning fellow is a Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha).

Happy Monday! To start your week of right, here is a basket of Critically Endangered Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides) hatched at our conservation center. 
Happy Monday! To start your week of right, here is a basket of Critically Endangered Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides) hatched at our conservation center. 

Happy Monday! To start your week of right, here is a basket of Critically Endangered Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides) hatched at our conservation center. 

This baby Indian Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) is smaller than your thumb! We are always excited to have new hatchlings! Happy Friday! 
This baby Indian Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) is smaller than your thumb! We are always excited to have new hatchlings! Happy Friday! 

This baby Indian Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) is smaller than your thumb! We are always excited to have new hatchlings! Happy Friday!