Saving the Geometric Tortoise from Extinction

The Geometric Tortoise is one of the world’s most endangered chelonians, with less than one thousand left in the world, it deserves our protection.

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).

Field Work and Projects: 2012 Recap

This past year the Turtle Conservancy has continued to make headway with our efforts to protect turtles and tortoises around the world. Work continues in India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, and South Africa.

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.