The Turtle Conservancy has purchased and protected over 53,000 acres of critical habitat including 43,540 acres in Mexico for the Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), 1,000 acres also in Mexico for Goode’s Thornscrub Tortoise (Gopherus evgoodei), and 900 acres in South Africa for the Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus). Further, it has helped to outright purchase 26 acres and protect 7,363 acres for the Palawan Forest Turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) in the Philippines.
This is the core of what we do and who we are. We could not have reached this milestone without your support. As a small NGO, every dollar donated goes directly to our work in the field, including land purchases. These critical land acquisitions help stem the tides of agricultural/urban development, destruction of indigenous cultures, and climate change. Not only do we protect turtles and tortoises, but also a whole host of biodiversity including jaguars, pangolins, leopards, caracal, parrots and thousands of other animal and plant species.