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Chelonian Research Foundation
is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992
for the production, publication, and support of worldwide turtle and tortoise research,
with an emphasis on the scientific basis of chelonian diversity and conservation biology.




Radiated Tortoise, Astrochelys radiata, at Cap Ste. Marie Special Reserve, Madagascar.
Photo 2007 by Anders G.J. Rhodin.


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by Chelonian Research Foundation

Chelonian Research Monographs No. 6
Published 30 October 2013
28 articles, 184 pages, 55 authors


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Turtles on the Brink in Madagascar



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Banner photo: Roti Island Snakeneck Turtle, Chelodina mccordi, central Roti, Indonesia.
Photo 2006 by Anders G.J. Rhodin.