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. Chapters also hold annual shows, and sponsor field trips and symposia. All members receive the bi-monthly Club newsletter, the Tortuga Gazette.
Turtles in the News
Smuggler Had 13% of the Known Plowshare Tortoise Population in His Bags
A 38-year-old Thai man has been arrested at a Bangkok airport trying to collect a large bag filled with some of the rarest tortoises in the world.
The bag contained 54 ploughshare tortoises and 21 radiated tortoises, both of which are endemic to Madagascar and assessed as critically endangered.Read more...
2,000 Pound Turtle Could Be Extinct Within 20 Years
An international team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has documented a 78 percent decline in the number of nests of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) at the turtle’s last stronghold in the Pacific Ocean.
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2013 Turtle & Tortoise Show Schedule
May 25: Chino Valley Chapter show
August 10: Inland Empire Chapter show
August 19: Orange County Chapter show