TC Moves to Support Tortoise Conservation in South Africa

Turtle Conservancy’s Senior Conservation Scientist, James Juvik, recently visited Namibia and South Africa, the region of the world with the greatest tortoise diversity (with at least 14 different species).

South Africa’s Geometric Tortoise

This past January, a devastating veld (Dutch word for “field”) fire destroyed much of the last remaining Geometric Tortoise habitat on the Elandsberg Private Nature Reserve, which held the largest population of Geometric Tortoises.