California Turtle & Tortoise Club (CTTC) is a California Public Benefit Corporation recognized as non-profit by the IRS under 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
CTTC was founded in 1964 and has over 1,500 members world-wide. Membership in CTTC is managed through one of the Club's many Chapters.
CTTC Chapters offer monthly meetings that typically include an educational program and a chance to socialize and share information. Many Chapters maintain libraries with borrowing privileges for members. Many Chapters also hold annual turtle and tortoise shows, sponsor field trips, and participate in community outreach activities. All Club members receive the bi-monthly Club newsletter, the Tortuga Gazette, as a benefit of membership in CTTC.
Turtles in the News
Restoration of extirpated species via captive breeding has typically relied on population viability as the primary criterion for evaluating success. This criterion is inadequate when species reintroduction is undertaken to restore ecological functions and interactions. Read the article...
Tortoises, because of their solid shells on the back and belly, can't breathe like most animals do, by alternately contracting and expanding the thorax and ribs and the lungs inside. Instead they rely on muscle power, scientists say.
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Announcing the Release of the Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
Click DRECP for the DRECP web site. Click Draft for links to the document's sections. Click Data Basin to view Plan maps. The Comment period has been extended through Monday, February 23, 2015.