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Turtle Conservation Fund

Post by Turtle Jo » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:37 pm



About TCF

The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) was established in 2002 as a partnership initiative of Conservation International, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, and Turtle Survival Alliance. In 2007 it was joined by the Shellshock Campaign of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and in 2009 expanded to become a broader-based partnership coalition of several leading turtle conservation organizations and individuals.

The TCF partnership coalition at this time includes the following organizations:

Conservation International • International Union for the Conservation of Nature / Species Survival Commission / Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group • Turtle Survival Alliance • European Association of Zoos and Aquaria / Shellshock Campaign • Chelonian Research Foundation • Chester Zoo • Fort Worth Zoo • Asian Turtle Program • Wildlife Conservation Society • Behler Chelonian Center / Turtle Conservancy • Chelonian Research Institute • Humane Society International-Australia

The TCF administers a turtle conservation and research grants program focused on endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with either partial or full support as funding allows. Please visit the TCF Grants page for details regarding application instructions and a listing of funded projects.

Several TCF Alliance Partners have also contributed to global turtle conservation efforts, either directly through TCF with various levels of support, or through their own independent conservation programs for turtles developed or supported in some measure in partial collaboration or consulation with TCF's prioritizing and funding mechanisms. The efforts of TCF have benefitted greatly from the collaborative and cooperative approach of these turtle-focused conservation organizations.

The TCF is managed by its Executive Board, which is composed of the following individuals:

Hugh R. Quinn, Co-Chair
Retired, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Former Chair, AZA Chelonian Advisory Group
Anders G.J. Rhodin, Co-Chair
Director, Chelonian Research Foundation
Chair, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Russell A. Mittermeier
President, Conservation International
Executive Committee, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 14 летнии геи фото
Rick Hudson
Fort Worth Zoo
President, Turtle Survival Alliance
Kurt A. Buhlmann
University of Georgia
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Peter C.H. Pritchard
President, Chelonian Research Institute
Executive Committee, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Walter C. Sedgwick
Island Foundation
GG Wade Trust
Chris B. Banks
Melbourne Zoo, Australia
Hans-Dieter Philippen
Turtle Survival Alliance / TSA Europe, Germany
Kevin R. Buley
Director, EAZA Shellshock Campaign
Chester Zoo, United Kingdom
Peter Paul van Dijk
Director, Turtle Program, Conservation International
Deputy Chair, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Douglas B. Hendrie
Asian Turtle Conservation Network, Vietnam
Eric Goode
President, Behler Chelonian Center
Colin Poole
Director, Asia Program, Wildlife Conservation Society
Brian D. Horne
San Diego Zoological Society
Gary Ades
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
Antoine Cadi
Rogue movie France
Bernard Devaux
SOPTOM, France
Gerald Kuchling
Chelonia Enterprises, Australia
Richard Lewis
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Madagascar
Susan Lieberman
Luca Luiselli
George Meyer
Vivian Páez
Martina Raffel
Allwetter Zoo, Germany
Henk Zwartepoorte
Rotterdam Zoo, Netherlands
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