Links to Sites of Special Interest

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Aaron Riddle’s AFORD Turtle Comic Strip

Enjoy the light-hearted adventures of a turtle named Aford, a snake named Simon, and a robin named... Robin.
The California Turtle & Tortoise Club

Founded in 1964, the California Turtle and Tortoise Club (CTTC) is dedicated to turtle & tortoise preservation, conservation, study and education.

A free electronic newsletter dedicated exclusively to reptile and amphibian conservation and science.
Indiana Turtle Care

In New Palestine, Indiana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rehabbing injured and unwanted turtles. Contact:
The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation of habitat, and the promotion of proper husbandry and captive propagation of turtles and tortoises.
The Ocean Conservancy

This organization combines science-based advocacy, grassroots activism, litigation, education, and outreach to find lasting solutions to issues affecting our oceans and all marine life.

Sea Turtle Conservancy

It is the mission of Sea Turtle Conservancy to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
The Tortoise Trust USA

A tortoise and turtle organization with members in more than 26 countries, TT’s mission is to provide the best husbandry information available, to campaign for tortoise and turtle conservation worldwide, to support conservation programs, and to promote chelonian research.
Turtle Rescue of Long Island

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to rehabilitate native turtles and find homes for those that cannot be released. Also takes in and adopts out turtles and tortoises of all species that can no longer be kept for whatever reason. Location, Long Island, New York

If you talk to animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears one destroys.
— Chief Dan George


     Here are more links to turtle, reptile, and other Web sites of interest.  Many of these sites contain a wealth of further turtle and tortoise links.  Please report any broken links.  I’ll be updating this page periodically.

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Bill’s Turtles — A site for all things box turtle: courting, babies, sexing, health, anatomy, forum, New Jersey laws and more.

The Gulf Coast Turtle and Tortoise Society.

Hermann’s Tortoise — A site showcasing the Hermann’s Tortoise.

Melissa Kaplan’s Herp Care Collection/Chelonians — If you’re considering getting a turtle, scroll to the bottom of the page and read “Before you Get a Reptile.”

Tortoise Trust — Provides husbandry info, worldwide conservation info, and promotes research for the benefit of turtles and tortoises. Has members in more than 26 countries.  www.

Valeria Haecky’s Turtle Information Pages — Turtle care advice: health issues, and a wealth of other turtle topics. Take Valerie’s test: Are You Ready to be a Turtle Owner?


The Caribbean Conservation Corporation’s (CCC) Tortuguero Sea Turtle Tracking Project — satellite tracking of sea turtle movements.

Help Endangered Animals — Ridley Turtles (HEART) — HEART was organized in 1982 to save the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.

KIDZ KORNER — Sea turtle conservation site for kids featuring remarkable stories and color photos.

One Ocean — Satellite telemetry tracking of green turtles.

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society — Volunteers in Brevard County, Florida. Check out “Sea Turtle 101,” a sea turtle primer.


Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians — Publications, contacts, and products related to herp health. — A site with information about the natural history and husbandry of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Also a free/paid downloadable e-books section; a forum for herp-related discussions; classifieds; and more.


Chicago Herpetological Society.

Colorado Herpetological Society.


Animal Diversity — An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.


A Guide to Mexican Sea and Wild Life — Xcaret Eco Park is a Mexican ecological park. Visitors will find many types of animals living in this park, including flamingos, tapir, fish, sea turtles, manatees, exotic birds, and butterflies.

Care2 — An environmental network for healthy living and a healthy planet.

The Dangers of Plastic Pollution to Marine Life — The garbage that humans leave behind as a by-product of civilization and consumption is becoming an environmental hazard not only to the land, but also to the world's oceans, seas, and waterways. The threat that plastic waste represents to animal life is manifold.

The Greatest Places Online — A large-format film playing worldwide.  This Web site “intended to extend inspiration and education about geographically diverse regions and cultures related to the film.”  Amazon, Greenland, Madagascar, Iguazu, Namib, Okavango, Tibet.  Some neat interactive features.  Listen to a lemur, watch Iguazu Falls, much more.  Good for kids and adults.

Marine Life Encyclopedia — From Oceana, the encyclopedia contains easily digestible information about more than 500 fascinating marine creatures, from the acorn barnacle to the zebra shark, many accompanied by stunning photos.

Russell Hoban’s Turtle Diary — A site devoted to Russell Hoban’s book, Turtle Diary, on which the movie of the same name was based.

Sea turtle postage stamps of the world — Some really neat stamps here (none for sale).

The Turtles, Featuring Flo and Eddie — The official site of the band, The Turtles.


The Grameen Foundation USA — Aims to help impoverished people by loaning them small amounts of money so that they can create livelihoods and pull themselves out of poverty.

Heifer International — Gives struggling people gifts of animals or plants, including stingless bees, trees, oxen, ducks, chickens, dairy cows, water buffalo, and more.