The Reptiles

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Turtle Links

http://www.tortoise.org/cttclink.html

The California Turtle & Tortoise Club’s guide to turtle and tortoise resources.

Turtles on Death Row

http://www.conservation.org/xp/news/press_releases/2003/051503.xml

Top 25 species of endangered turtles.

Helmeted Terrapin

http://www.eti.uva.nl/Turtles/Turtles3a.html

Facts and photos about this African hunter.

Interesting Turtle Facts

http://www.petplace.com/Articles/artShow.asp?artID=4385

Amazing tidbits about this ancient creature.

American Tortoise Rescue

http://www.tortoise.com

A nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates tortoises and turtles.

World Chelonian Trust

http://www.chelonia.org

Organization that promotes the conservation of all tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Turtle Homes Rescue

http://www.turtlehomes.org

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety and welfare of turtles and tortoises worldwide.

The Turtle Ranch

http://www.theturtleranch.com

Web page of a sanctuary for turtles and tortoises who cannot survive in the wild.

Turtle Facts

http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/spellcast/turtlefacts.html

More about the odd and wonderful world of turtles.

Turtle Stewardship

http://www.wtgrain.org/turtle/w3ncare.htm

Useful tips and how-to’s.

Books

Dodd, C. Kenneth. NORTH AMERICAN BOX TURTLES: A NATURAL HISTORY. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.

Ernst, Carl. TURTLES OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.

Orenstein, Ronald. TURTLES, TORTOISES AND TERRAPINS: SURVIVORS IN ARMOR. New York: Firefly Books, 2001.

Palika, Liz. TURTLES & TORTOISES FOR DUMMIES. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Wilke, Haarmut. TURTLES AND TORTOISES: CARING FOR THEM, FEEDING THEM, UNDERSTANDING THEM (Family Pet Series). New York: Barrons Educational Series, 1998.