Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India (FTTI) is dedicated to the Indian freshwater turtles and tortoises on the India Biodiveristiy Portal (IBP). On the project page, you will find species pages and observations with information on their identification features, habitats, geographical distribution, and ecology. FTTI provides a platform for students, researchers and biodiversity enthusiasts in documenting much needed information on turtles. This project aims at shedding light on these neglected yet ecologically significant species by creating a comprehensive database on turtles and their distribution. Your sightings can contribute to prioritising efforts to conserving these elusive species and their habitats.
To create a comprehensive database on turtles (native and invasive) and their distribution, and conduct dedicated outreach to disseminate information on their identification features, habitats, geographical distribution, and basic ecology
Despite being one of the most threatened vertebrate groups, crucial yet easily accessible information on the distribution of the freshwater turtles and tortoises, their ecology and habitat interactions are lacking even today. Observations from turtle enthusiasts and nature lovers serve an important tools in generating information on these animals.