Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

An Action Plan for their Conservation

IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Second Edition—1991

Cover photo:
Hermann's Tortoise (Testudo hermanni) in southern France. (Photo by D.Stubbs.)

DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.1989.SSC-AP.8.en

ISBN: 2-88032-974-4

Manuscript services:
Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, Illinois, United States of America.

Published by: IUCN, Gland, Switzerland

Printed by:
Kelvyn Press, Inc., Broadview, Illinois, United States of America.



Information for this Title



1. Checklist of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

2. Conservation Priority Ratings

3. Regional Distribution of Species of Conservation Concern

4. Current Conservation Action for Tortoises

5. Conservation Action

6. Specific Conservation Projects

Appendix 1. Regional Species Lists

Appendix 2. Policy Statements

Appendix 3. Suggested Revisions in Protected Listings of Indian Freshwater Turtles

Appendix 4. Recently Published Name Changes

Appendix 5. Addresses of Project Contact Persons


IUCN/SSC Action Plans for the Conservation of Biological Diversity