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TFTSG Newsletters

The TFTSG has at various times issued newsletters to its membership, first under the aegis of the separate Freshwater Chelonian Specialist Group and also the Tortoise Specialist Group, and then later under the combined Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. These historical documents are now being made available here for public downloading. We are currently in the process of scanning these issues and plan on making them all available.

Our current TFTSG online digital newsletter is TurtleLog, which we encourage members to use for pertinent and appropriate field notes and communications. The use of this resource has fallen off since its inception in 2009, so we remind people of its existence and encourage its use. We have built it for our members' use, so please come and use it. Please submit short manuscripts for consideration to either of the TFTSG Co-Chairs, Peter Paul van Dijk or Brian Horne, or to its current editor, Anders Rhodin. If any TFTSG member out there would like to take on editorship of this newsletter in order to more proactively promote its use we would welcome such involvement.

Current Newsletter

TurtleLog Online Newsletter (2009–   )


Archived Former Specialist Group Newsletters

Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Freshwater Chelonian Specialist Group (7 issues, 1981–1986)

Issue No. 1, February 1981 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 2, July 1981 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 3, February 1982 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 4, September 1982 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 5, January 1983 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 6, September 1984 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 7, October 1986 (Download pdf)

Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise Specialist Group (1 issue, 1985)

Issue No. 1, March 1985 (Download pdf)

Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (5 issues, 1987–1990)

Issue No. 1, May 1987 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 2, December 1987 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 3, December 1988 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 4, September 1989 (Download pdf)

Issue No. 5, October 1990 (Download pdf)