Links to Sites of Special Interest


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Aaron Riddle’s AFORD Turtle Comic Strip
www.afordturtle.com

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

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

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

In New Palestine, Indiana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rehabbing injured and unwanted turtles. Contact: zooperior@comcast.net
The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society
nytts.org

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
www.cmc-ocean.org

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
conserveturtles.org

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
www.tortoisetrust.org

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
www.turtlerescues.org

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


MORE LINKS

     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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TURTLE SITES

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

The Gulf Coast Turtle and Tortoise Society.  www.gctts.org

Hermann’s Tortoise — A site showcasing the Hermann’s Tortoise.  www.hermann-tortoise.co.uk

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.”  www.anapsid.org/mainchelonians.html

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. tortoisetrust.org

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?  www.turtlecare.net


SEA TURTLE SITES

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

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

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

One Ocean — Satellite telemetry tracking of green turtles.  www.oneocean.org/ambassadors/track_a_turtle/index.html

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


REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SITES

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians — Publications, contacts, and products related to herp health.  www.arav.org

Herper.com — 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.  herper.com


HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETIES

Chicago Herpetological Society.  www.chicagoherp.org/

Colorado Herpetological Society.  www.coloherps.org


ANIMAL SITES

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


GENERAL SITES

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. www.travelpod.com/resorts/tpinfo-Guide_To_Mexican_Sea_And_Wild_Life.html

Care2 — An environmental network for healthy living and a healthy planet.  care2.com

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.  www.greatestplaces.org

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.  oceana.org/marine-life

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.  www.ocelotfactory.com/hoban/turtle.html

Sea turtle postage stamps of the world — Some really neat stamps here (none for sale).  http://www.2xtreme.net/nlinsley

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


CHARITABLE SITES

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.  www.grameenfoundation.org/

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