Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 1:25a
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter


American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 14 to 20 June, 2000 La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The host institution is Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur. The Chair of the Local Committee is Carlos Villavicencio (email: Early reservations are strongly recommended. Individuals should make their own reservations.

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The principal hotels to be used are as follows:

For ASIH and NIA: Hotel Los Arcos, Tel 122-2744, Fax 125-4313,

For SSAR, HL and CAH: Araiza Inn Palmira, Tel 121-6200, Fax 121-6227, 01-800-026-5444.

4th Asian Herpetological Conference, 16 to 20 July, 2000 Chengdu, Sichuan Province,China. This conference is hosted by the Chinese Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and co-sponsored by SSAR. If you want to have a copy of the Registration Circular, please send an e-mail to the following address

For more information contact: Prof. Zhao Ermi, Chengdu Institute of Biology, P.O. Box 416, Chengdu, Sichuan, China email:

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (CARCN). Turtles were on the agenda at the annual meeting of the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (CARCNET), in Québec City, 15 to18 October. 13 turtle papers were presented, the majority on the ecology of wood turtles. Others dealt with the ecology of eastern spiny softshells and painted turtles, and another presented results from a continuing investigation into the effects of toxic contaminants on common snapping turtles. One paper documented a dramatic and worrisome decline of wood turtle numbers in a small population in Southern Ontario, while another outlined the success of a program in which volunteers initiated the first ever freshwater turtle monitoring effort. CARCN is a registered charitable organization which reports on the status and trends of Canadian herpetofauna. The annual meeting alternates each year between eastern and western Canada. For more information contact the Chairperson Dr.Christine Bishop, Canadian Wildlife Service, 867 Lakeshore Road, Box 5050, Burlington Ontario L7R 4A6,CANADA (905) 336 4843 (o); (905) 336 6434 (f)

For information on the effects of pollutants on herps check out

For information on conservation of herps check out