The internet is a
very large place with lots of information about turtles and tortoises.
Basil has a few favourite jumping off places, that we have subcategorized
the Red-Footed Tortoise
Arguably the most famous red foot tortoise on the Internet, Beasley's
pages are a wealth of tortoise information and links.
Turtle and Tortoise Club's Redfoot Page
A good introduction
to the red foot tortoise by Diane Levine & David Schafer reprinted from
the Tortuga Gazette 28(1): 1-3, January 1992.
Red-Footed Tortoise: A South American Treasure
This article by Petra
Spiess (Lowe) appeared in the March/April 1997 issue of Reptile and Amphibian
Magazine and provides background, history and care information about the
red foot tortoise.
Turtles and Tortoises
Based in the UK, the Tortoise Trust is devoted to education, conservation
and research about tortoises worldwide. In addition to its valuable on-line
information, the Tortoise Trust publishes a wide range of books and videos
on all kinds of turtle and tortoise subjects.
A US-based organization, the World Chelonian Trust (WCT) promotes the
conservation and survival of all tortoises and freshwater turtles by actively
supporting in-situ conservation efforts, field research and veterinary
research. They also provide information and guidance to individuals and
organizations to further the successful maintenance and propagation of
Kaplan's Herp Care Information Collection
Ms. Kaplan provides links to articles on housing,
sheets and a wealth of additional information related to the humane
treatment of turtles, tortoises and other reptiles. For teachers, this
site gives ideas on how to integrate reptiles into the classroom.
This organization is among a number in the world that help reptiles in
distress (that is, reptiles that have been abandoned or mistreated by
their owners). Reptile Rescue also coordinates an adoption program for
those reptiles that have been rescued from dangerous or inhumane conditions.
International in scope, Turtle Homes organizes the rescue and adoption
of chelonian species. They place turtles and tortoises that cannot be
returned to the wild with individuals and institutions willing to provide
species-specific care. Turtle Homes advocates the welfare and conservation
of turtles and tortoises through action and education.
A whole pile
of turtle, tortoise and reptile links.
David T. Kirkpatrick: Molecular Geneticist and Turtle-Fancier
Mr. Kirkpatrick is an avid turtle-keeper and author, and has served on
the board of the New England Herpetological Society. His Web site includes
articles that he has written on turtle-related natural history and captive
care articles for a number of different publications. This site is a great
source of many interesting articles.
This is a French-language publication
"for chelonian researchers, managers, vets, breeders, students and
enthusiasts from around the world." In addition to original French-language
articles, the journal also publishes English-language articles translated
Haven and Rescue
Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Turtle Haven and Rescue "was
started to provide rescue and permanent homes for all species of turtles
and tortoises" and promotes public awareness and education of the
crisis in the turtle trade.
Tlady's Hiding Place
The only place we know on the Internet for tortoise artphotos, digital
paintings, and animations. Created by Lin King, this site also has an
excellent booklet on rearing Mediterranian tortoises (including instructions
on how to build a tortoise table).
Redfoot Tortoise Discussion Group
This discussion group
provides a great forum to learn and share information about the red foot
Tortoise Trust Discussion Group
Established by the Tortoise trust, this discussion group provides expert
advice on all aspects of totoise and turtle keeping. This list specializes
in answering tortoise and turtle related questions.
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