Conservation International::  Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group::  Turtle Survival Alliance::  Turtle Conservancy  ::  Chelonian Research Foundation::  European Assoc. Zoos & Aquaria


The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) is a strategizing and funding partnership coalition of leading turtle conservation organizations and individuals focused on ensuring the long-term survival of tortoises and freshwater turtles


Malaysian giant turtles (Orlitia borneensis) in a holding pen in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia, awaiting international export to the markets of Asia.
Photo 1999 by Chris R. Shepherd / TRAFFIC Southeast Asia



A Partnership Coalition of Leading Turtle Conservation Organizations and Individuals

Strategic Action Planning and Funding Support for Conservation of
Threatened Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
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Turtle Conservancy • IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group • Global Wildlife Conservation •

Humane Society International – Australia • Turtle Survival Alliance • Conservation International •

EAZA Shellshock Campaign • Chelonian Research Foundation • Wildlife Conservation Society • Chelonian Research Institute


TCF Board

Hugh R. Quinn, Co-Chair ( and Anders G.J. Rhodin, Co-Chair (

Gary Ades, Chris B. Banks, Kurt A. Buhlmann, Bernard Devaux, Matt Frankel, Paul Gibbons,

Eric Goode, Brian D. Horne, Rick Hudson, John B. Iverson, Gerald Kuchling, Luca Luiselli, George Meyer,

Russell A. Mittermeier, Vivian Páez, Peter C.H. Pritchard, Martina Raffel,

Maurice Rodrigues, Craig Stanford, Peter Paul van Dijk, Andrew Walde, Henk Zwartepoorte





To ensure that no species of tortoise or freshwater turtle becomes extinct
and that sustainable populations of all species persist in the wild