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Husbandry related sites

The Turtle Puddle – an excellent guide to aquatic and Asian turtle species

Hatchling Haven – a personal view of captive indoor husbandry of tortoise hatchlings. – a European tortoise breeding centre based in Belgium.

Slowcoach - Bob Elliot’s Tortoise Site (UK based) – ‘A site for tortoise enthusiasts’.

The T Lady's Site - Excellent guide to keeping Mediterranean tortoises

Tortoise-world  - aim to provide free & informative care and advice for Mediterranean tortoises.

David T. Kirkpatrick - Turtle Stuff – by a turtle keeper/writer

Turtle Times – a community based site focused on the care of turtles.

Site for Danish tortoise keepers

The Tortoise House – a very useful guide on keeping Leopards, Russians & Spur-Thighed in the UK

Basil's Redfoot Tortoise Site -  How to keep Redfoot tortoises

UV Guide UK – Ultraviolet light for ReptilesUVB reptile lighting on test

Veterinary Information and Directories

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians – based in the USA

Herpvet Connection - Extensive directory (worldwide)


San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society - Its purpose is to acquaint the general public with the proper care of turtles and tortoises

California Turtle and Tortoise Club – a Society dedicated to turtle & tortoise preservation, conservation & education.  Site contains a wealth of information.

Desert Tortoise Council – working to assure the continued survival of viable populations of the desert tortoise throughout its range.

New York Turtle & Tortoise Society – dedicated to the conservation, preservation of habitats & promotion of good husbandry and captive propagation.

SOPTOM - Village des tortues, in France – an excellent site.

British Chelonia Group – for the worldwide care and conservation of  tortoises, terrapins and turtles.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde (German Herpetological Society)

TortoiseCare – Saving the Egyptian Tortoise – a Testudo kleinmanni conservation programme

Natural history & Taxonomy

Turtles of the World - John B. Iverson’s online book, covering all chelonian species, complete with museum references and distribution information.

ETI Online - Excellent identification and distribution resource!


Conservation and CITES pages.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

IUCN - The World Conservation Union

TRAFFIC International - Trade Records Analysis of Flora and Fauna in Commerce

WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature

The Tortoise Reserve – whose aim it is to help with recovery of stressed and endangered populations through enhanced public awareness.

PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) – an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna and their habitats.

Wildlife rehabilitation and regional resources

Arrowhead Reptile Rescue – a US based network of rehabilitators and foster homes with a mission to help unwanted, sick or injured reptiles.

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