California Turtle and Tortoise Club

The 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.

Desert Tortoise Preserve

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.

Desert Tortoise Council

The DESERT TORTOISE COUNCIL promotes conservation of the Desert Totoise in the deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico.  Follow the latest discoveries about our Sonoran and Mohave tortoises.

Box Turtle World

This easy-to-read site is full of answers: Why won't my box turtle eat?  Are box turtles good pets for children? Can a box turtle get mites?  Can I give first aid to my Boxie for minor cuts and scapes?

Turtles of the World

TURTLES OF THE WORLD 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 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.

Sea Turtle Restoration Project

SDTTS strongly supports the philosophy of the SEA TURTLE RESTORATION PROJECT in its international effort to research, protect and save Sea Turtles throughout the world.

Sea Turtles in San Diego Bay  (NOAA)

Their origin remains a mystery, but South San Diego Bay is home to a good sized group of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas). No one know for sure the "why", but Sea turtles have been found in San Diego Bay since the 1850's.  Learn more about NOAA's turtle research project right here in San Diego.