Who we are
Jane, Sian and Debbie set up this group more than 25 years ago, when there were few other support groups. Now there are many organisations helping in this work, and we are happy to work as part of the UK community of tortoise welfare groups.
We are also part of increasingly international efforts to try to conserve and protect these fascinating and endangered reptiles. Jane completed her M.Sc. at the University of Southampton in 2012 having researched 'The Welfare Needs of Captive Mediterranean Tortoises in the UK'.
This research had not been done before and provided a unique insight into the lives of captive tortoises in Britain. The findings have helped us improve the work that we do in educating people to care for their tortoises well.