The British Herpetological Society

European Turtle Alliance Conference 2023
Saturday, 11 November 2023 - Saturday, 11 November 2023



A conference organised by the European Turtle Alliance will take place at Writtle University College on 11th and 12th of November 2023.   Due to loss of habitat, over collection for the pet trade and demand for local bush meat, many rare and beautiful turtles and tortoises that roam the planet face extinction within a decade without human intervention. Dr Peter Praschag, founder of ‘Turtle Island’ conservation project in Austria, will be speaking at the conference this November. Peter will be giving a presentation on some of Turtle Islands projects to conserve tortoise and turtles. The talk is open to hobby conservationists and specialists alike.

Other talks will include medical work from the veterinary world including from specialist veterinarian Dr. Shannon DiRuzzo. Shannon will be sharing some of her work with both captive and wild conservation.

"We are excited to announce one of our best speaker line ups for our sixth conference event. We hope that practical second day being led by some of our speakers will inspire both professionals seeking experience and enthusiasts alike," says Eleanor Tirtasana.  

The Tortoise Conference will take place at Writtle University College on the 11th and 12th of November 23 between 10.00 - 4.00pm and includes goodie bags, lunch and access to specialist displays and products. A Saturday evening group meal and optional Sunday workshops are also planned.


Please note that pre booking is essential. To learn more about this event  please visit website:   ETA


Conference program is here: jpgETA 2023 Program


To Book on to the conference, go here: Online Booking Form

 NOTE: BHS members get £5 discount on the normal conference ticket price of £40.  To gain this benefit, please select the ticket option `Full Conference, Society Member' when booking 



The BHS will have a table at this event so please drop by! 



Event Date Saturday 11th November 2023 10:00 am
Event End Date Saturday 11th November 2023 4:00 pm
Location Writtle University College

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