Celebrate World Turtle Day!

Join us in celebrating #WorldTurtleDay! and help bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

World Turtle Day is celebrated around the globe in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities. 

Recent Hatchlings

The month of April at the Turtle Conservancy’s Conservation Center has been full of babies! The Critically Endangered species include Burmese Star Tortoises, Pancake Tortoises, Roti Island Snake-necked Turtles and a Golden Coin Turtle. We also hatched two amazing and tiny Parrot-beaked Tortoises. This incredible little tortoise is one of the smallest tortoises on the planet and it is also one of the four chelonian species that reside on our Geometric Tortoise Preserve in South Africa. 

Happy Earth Day

This past week we celebrated Earth Day. Watch the video to see what Salman Rushdie (Author of Midnight’s Children), Milla Jovovich (Actor - Resident Evil), Manon von Gerkan (Designer), Juno Temple (Actor - Black Mass, Dark Knight Rises) and Famke Janssen (Actor - Golden Eye, X-Men) think about our planet and the creatures we share it with. s

17th Conference of the Parties to CITES

17th Conference of the Parties to CITES

The Turtle Conservancy's director of international conservation programs, Peter Paul van Dijk recently returned from the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September 24th to October 5th.