The objects of the Charity shall be as follows:

  • For the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of tortoises and turtles in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide and maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception, care and treatment of such animals.
  • To promote humane behaviour towards tortoises and turtles by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for animals which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage and to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among tortoises and turtles.
  • To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in areas inhabited by tortoises or turtles by promoting biological diversity.
  • To advance the education of persons working in or intending to work in the field of tortoise and turtle rescue and conservation by means of lectures, research, publishing educational materials, hands-on training; providing extra facilities and educational resources at veterinary and related colleges and institutions, etc, to allow the subject to be studied except insofar as no such research or training shall involve the commission of any experiment that shall cause suffering or harm to any animal.
  • The relief of financial hardship among people living in South and Central America, Africa and Asia, or any other deserving region so determined by the Trustees from time to time, who work in, or are intending to work in the field of wildlife rescue and conservation, by providing such persons with educational and practical materials, services and facilities necessary to carry out such rescue and conservation activities which they could not otherwise afford through lack of means.