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The Mission of the
IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG)

is to identify and document threats to the survival of
all species of tortoises and freshwater turtles,
and to help catalyze conservation action
to ensure that none become extinct
and that sustainable populations of all species
persist in the wild.

 

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Tortoises in the Mist
Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Chelonoidis vicina,
on the rim of Volcan Alcedo, Galápagos, Ecuador.
Photo by Peter C.H. Pritchard
 



Access the latest updates to our massive
CBFTT Monograph Project:

Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises

77 separate accounts, 919 pages total,
99 species and subspecies covered,
and
5 annual annotated checklists,
by
136 contributing authors

Latest update published online here on
28 February 2014

 


 



Access the latest update of our annual
Checklist of Turtles of the World:

Turtles of the World, 2012 Update:
Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status

by the
Turtle Taxonomy Working Group
of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

6 annual annotated checklists currently available
(5 in the CBFTT monograph project)

Latest update published online here on
31 December 2012

 

 


 

Access the latest quadrennial update to our
"Turtles in Trouble" reports on the

World's 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles:

compiled and published by the
IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG)
in collaboration with the
Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF)
and the Turtle Conservation Coalition (TCC)

3 quadrennial Top 25 Lists currently available

Latest update published online here on
14 February 2011

 


 

 



Access the latest updates to our
TFTSG Turtle Taxonomy Literature Database:

Turtles of the World:
Online Turtle Taxonomic Literature Database and PDF Library

compiled and collected by the
Turtle Taxonomy Working Group
of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

934 turtle PDF's currently available,

Latest additions posted online here on
4 February 2014

PDF's added in 2013–2014 are marked


 


(Banner photo: Malayan Snail-eating Turtle, Malayemys macrocephala, from Thailand; photo by Peter Paul van Dijk)