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.
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).
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.
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.