Inaugural Issue of The Tortoise

The Tortoise
Inaugural Issue of The Tortoise, a Publication Dedicated to the Conservation of Turtles and Tortoises

New York City, USA, 8th August 2012 The Turtle Conservancy (TC) is proud to announce the launch of its new publication The TortoiseThe Tortoise is a magazine dedicated to the appreciation and conservation of tortoises and turtles and their habitats worldwide. This first issue contains reports on several Critically Endangered and Endangered chelonians. In addition, we update readers on a number of TC conservation projects.

“Turtles and tortoises have been on our earth for more than 200 million years, before the great dinosaurs roamed the planet, and today they face unprecedented challenges for their survival. No vertebrate Order has a greater percentage of species facing extinction. This publication is about the wonder of turtles and tortoises and about the conservation challenges they face,” says Eric Goode, one of the magazine editors and President of the Turtle Conservancy.

This 160-page issue, with over 100 color photos, covers 14 reports and stories on a number of threatened and Critically Endangered species from around the globe. Ranging from the highlands of Southeast Asia, home to two primitive tortoises of the genus Manouria, to the restricted range of the Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus) in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, to the West Coast of the US home of the Pacific Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata), to the cryptic wood turtles (Rhinoclemmys sp.) of Mexico, and almost everywhere in between.

The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to preserving the world’s most endangered turtles and tortoises and their habitats through innovative and strategic conservation. The Tortoise is a platform for the conservation community to share creative and bold strategies towards conservation. We also hope to encourage everyone to play a larger part in the conservation of these endangered species.

If you’d like a copy of The Tortoise, please click here to make a minimum donation of $25 (to cover printing and postage).

Further inquiries should be made to (subject line: ‘The Tortoise’) or by phone at +1(212)353-5060.



5 Responses to “Inaugural Issue of The Tortoise”
  1. Cecilie Davidson says:

    If you have a blog or online news to which I can subscribe, please subscribe

  2. I came to your site today because of the 60 Minutes special. I fell in love w/ the Golden Sulawesi Turtle. I would like to know more about that particular turtle. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and I have 7 Ornate Box Turtles and 1 Desert Box Turtle.

  3. Cheryll Sepulveda says:

    Just viewed 60 minutes and your conservation efforts. I myself am concerned for the turtles in my community who tend to migrate from a lake to a 2+ acre parcel of land and back again which is currently being considered for development. The city commissioner and I are in communication with the homeowners so I personally would like to know if there are any suggestions in what should be considered here before the city votes August 20th on approval of the development. Thank you very much, for all you do! And for all the turtle rehabilitators and rescuers out there. I once found an injured turtle while driving on a Sunday through Florida countryside. I picked it up, said a prayer, and asked the first person in the first small town I entered for advice where I could find help for the little guy. To my amazement this person cheerfully showed me the way to a turtle rehabilitator’s home in the middle of nowhere! I want to help as well. Cheryll

  4. I have a California Desert Tortise 16″x 21″ His name is Herbie.16″X 21″ I have a problem looking for help. He has been healthy for 50 years+ All of a sudden he can hardly walk. He lifts his rear legs up so high it almost makes him turn over? his urine is darker than normal. Eating and Drinking.
    I help him around. I need help or directions. Broken Hearted

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