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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation

Welcome to the British Chelonia Group


Membership benefits for tortoise, terrapin and turtle owners:

  • Members receive a Newsletter six times a year with husbandry, veterinary and conservation information
  • Members are kept in touch with regional meetings all over the country
  • They receive our annual journal with articles of scientific and general interest
  • Twice yearly symposiums give the chance to meet experts and other keepers
  • Members may be eligible for re-homing a tortoise or turtle


Membership Types
Northern Symposium 2018

Pancake tortoises (Malacochersus tornieri) hatching. Photo by Adam Davis, Bristol Zoo Gardens

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