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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 (

Global Wildlife Conservation • Turtle Conservancy • Chelonian Research Foundation • 

IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group • Turtle Survival Alliance • Humane Society International – Australia •

The Panaphil and Uphill Foundations • Surprise Spring Foundation

TCF Summary Activity Report 2002–2018

TCF Board

Hugh R. Quinn, Co-Chair ([email protected]) and Anders G.J. Rhodin, Co-Chair ([email protected])

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

Eric Goode, Cris Hagen, Brian D. Horne, Rick Hudson, John B. Iverson, Gerald Kuchling,

Luca Luiselli, George Meyer, Russell A. Mittermeier, Vivian Páez, Martina Raffel,

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


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