Inaugural Issue of 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 Tortoise. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: ‘The Tortoise’) or by phone at +1(212)353-5060.