Turtles are among the most threatened groups of animals on the planet, and are in desperate need of conservation help. More than half of their 300+ species are threatened with extinction according to IUCN Red List criteria. Primary threats to turtles and tortoises include habitat loss and degradation, high-volume unsustainable consumptive exploitation for food and medicinal products, and illegal international pet trade.
The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide.
The Turtle Conservancy envisions a world where all species of turtles and tortoises ultimately thrive in the wild.