Dr. Peter Paul van Dijk

Dr. Peter Paul van Dijk

Director, Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Conservation Program

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With over two decades in turtle science and conservation, Peter Paul van Dijk manages the process to evaluate the conservation status and requirements of the world's tortoises and freshwater turtles for the IUCN/SSC Red List of Threatened Species, and uses the resulting assessment data to identify species and areas for priority conservation action. His other area of focus is the compilation and analysis of information on turtle trade and formulation of regulations to address unsustainable exploitation of turtle populations. Other than working for CI, Peter Paul is also a technical advisor to the CITES Working Group on Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, to the Turtle Conservancy, and to the Turtle Survival Alliance. He is also a board member of the Turtle Conservation Fund. Learn more.

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