Saving the Geometric Tortoise from Extinction

The Geometric Tortoise is one of the world’s most endangered chelonians, with less than one thousand left in the world, it deserves our protection. This April the Turtle Conservancy’s Eric Goode and Jim Juvik traveled to South Africa to work on protecting and securing some of the last remaining Geometric Tortoise habitat from development. In collaboration with Cape Nature and biologist Margaretha Hofmeyr, the TC is protecting one of the last strongholds of this Critically Endangered species. By protecting some of the largest remaining fragments of habitat we hope to give this beautiful species a fighting chance for survival.