Durrell field programme
Durrell Wildlife Park
The Madagascar side-necked turtle, Erymnochelys madagascariensis, known locally as the rere, is the largest freshwater turtle in Madagascar and the only aquatic turtle species endemic to the island. The rere has suffered widespread population declines across its range in Western Madagascar but successful captive breeding, head-starting and habitat protection offer hope for the species.
The rarest species are often the less well known, but our species profiles are here to give you easy access to the key facts and photos. Click for a snapshot of the Madagascar side-necked turtle
Our timelines tell the story behind the species and our programmes: from Durrell's first involvement through to our consevation activities today and the differences we have made on the ground. Click for the full story of the Madagascar side-necked turtle
We have designed 7 indicators to track each of our target species - their key threats, our actions and our impacts. Click to get the scientific lowdown on the Madagascar side-necked turtle