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You can now pay for your membership using Paypal. See bottom of this page.


On joining the British Chelonia Group you will receive your membership information booklet.

Every two months, you will receive the British Chelonia Group Newsletter. This contains articles such as:

  • Chelonia Husbandry
  • Conservation Issues
  • Contact Numbers and notice of Local and National meetings.
  • Readers' letters

Click here to see a sample of the Newsletter (Requires Adobe Acrobat or someother PDF viewer.)

Testudo Cover

Every year you will be sent the Testudo Journal. This contains artciles of scientific and general interest about Chelonia throughout the world. To see articles published in past editions click the link on the left.

If you would like to apply for membership please click the link below. This will take you to a form which you can complete online, print and then post to the Membership Secretary

Apply for Membership

Click here for Membership Enquiries only. Any questions not relating to membership please email Enquiries.

(If paying by direct debit, please note that the British Chelonia Group has appointed the BACS Approved Direct Debit Bureau, Eazy Collect Services Limited (, to collect your payments and Eazy Collect will be shown on your bank statement.)

Types of Membership 2017

The membership subscription year runs from the 1st of the month for a 12 month period after receipt of your completed and signed application form.

Types of Membership AvailableFee
1. United Kingdom
a) Individual Membership£18.00
b) Family Membership (2 adults and any children under 18)£23.00
c) Individual Contributing Membership£23.00
d) Family Contributing Membership£28.00
2. Senior Citizen (UK only)
Individual & Family (Senior citizens are deemed to be those who have reached government pensionable age as in force at the time of joining or renewal.)
3. Overseas - Please pay in Pounds Sterling only£30.00

4. Students (Animal Related Subjects only)

Proof of College/University atended and course(s) undertaken may be asked for.


Contributing Membership includes a £5 donation to The British Chelonia Group funds. This extra income will be used as grants to Tortoise, Turtle and Terrapin studies or conservation projects throughout the world, to purchase material for publication and to support other Chelonian projects as agreed by Committee. This £5 is separate from the annual appeal.

Membership Types