Resources you might find helpful ...
Major Web Sites:
CALIFORNIA TURTLE AND TORTOISE CLUB has chapters throughout the state.
Founded in 1964, they have put together an excellent resource of turtle and
tortoise news, care, photographs, and conservation data. To learn more
and get info about their chapters, go to...
The DESERT TORTOISE PRESERVE COMMITTEE is a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to promote the welfare of the Desert Tortoise in its native wild state. Committee members share a deep concern for the continued preservation of the tortoise and its habitat in the southwestern deserts. www.tortoise-tracks.org
The TORTOISE TRUST is the world's largest tortoise and turtle organization, with members in more than 26 countries. www.tortoisetrust.org
The TURTLE CONSERVANCY manages projects around the world to research, plan, and support conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The Behler Chelonian Center (BCC) in Southern California is their well-known breeding project for re-populating declining species.
Learn more at ... www.turtleconservancy.org
The DESERT TORTOISE COUNCIL promotes conservation of the DESERT TORTOISE in the deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico. www.deserttortoise.org
SULCATA STATION is a New Mexico website providing accurate and useful information on the proper care and feeding of Geochelone sulcata tortoises, which are also known as African Spurred Tortoises, African Spur-Thighed Tortoises, African Desert Tortoises, or Sulcatas.
TURTLES OF THE WORLD site is a prototype global database providing location and population data of turtle and tortoise distributions. Excellent for learning more about natural habitats.
CHELONIAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION: CRF is a nonprofit organization founded 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 foundation's website is...
WESTERN POND TURTLE site "Emys Science Frontier" features the one water turtle native to California and other Western states. Learn more about local rescue, rehabilitation and relocation projects. www.westernpondturtle.org
Also, we are aligned with the philosophy of the SEA TURTLE RESTORATION PROJECT in its international effort to save sea turtles throughout the world. www.seaturtles.org
Fantastic Videos! The CALIFORNIA HERPS site has an extensive collection of photos, videos and lists of California reptiles and chelonians. Click this link for great turtle videos: www.californiaherps.com/behavior/turtlebehavior.html
Local Web Sites ...
Below are links to several LOCAL websites in San Diego that we recommend
for information about turtle and tortoise husbandry - or about reptiles in general.
The Natural History Museum has an excellent collection of information on Reptiles in
San Diego County at http://www.sdnhm.org/research/herpetology/sdreptil.html
Project Wildlife - San Diego: http://www.projectwildlife.org/
San Diego Zoo Galapagos Encounter - http://www.sandiegozoo.com/galapagos