The Institute was established in 1998 by Dr Peter Pritchard and features a research facility, library, offices, museum, residence for visiting scientists and a sanctuary.
Our active programs
Institute programs span the globe and focus on turtle and tortoise conservation. Donations fund these on-going research and conservation initiatives.
Project locations and research programs include:
Guyana – ongoing marine turtle conseration
Galapagos Islands – giant tortoise conservation
Vietnam/China – world’s largest and rarest softshell turtle conservation
USA – On-going research and collection activities, including providing our research facilities, specimens and resources to turtle scholars visiting from around the globe.