Ploughshare Tortoise Confiscation Update

Just before the Holidays, Turtle Conservancy’s Managing Director and veterinarian, Dr. Paul Gibbons, returned to Bangkok, Thailand together with Durrell representatives to teach a seminar on managing the health and husbandry of large groups of confiscated turtles and tortoises.

Reintroduction of the Burmese Star Tortoise

Turtle Conservancy travels to Myanmar with a delegation from WCS and TSA to assist with the reintroduction of the Burmese Star Tortoise.

2013 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize

This newly created, $20,000 award is the biggest for turtle conservation in the world and aims to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Going Green

This month we are going green by switching to Green-Dex Biodegradable Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Mission to Save One of the Most Endangered Animals on the Planet

In late May, the Turtle Conservancy in collaboration with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust mobilized after getting the clearance to send a delegation to assist the Thai authorities in stabilizing the remaining confiscated tortoises and providing species-appropriate husbandry.

Happy World Turtle Day!

Happy World Turtle Day 2013

Vote for Turtle Conservancy!

We are thrilled to announce that Turtle Conservancy has been selected as a featured charity partner on!

Largest Seizure of Ploughshare Tortoises Made in Thailand

One day after the conclusion of the CITES Conference of the Parties, Royal Thai Customs officers arrested a 38-year-old Thai man while he was attempting to collect a bag containing tortoises at the airport’s luggage carousel.

Turtle Ball Coverage

The Turtle Conservancy’s first annual Turtle Ball at the Bowery Hotel in New York City was a success! We raised over $250,000 that will go directly towards turtle and tortoise conservation.

Media and Outreach: 2012 Recap

2012 represented a milestone year for the Turtle Conservancy with regards to press and outreach. Magazines, television, meetings, and even a projection on a wall in New York City all featured the work of the Turtle Conservancy.