Ben is a Conservation Husbandry Specialist, working with other organizations (AZA and TSA) and privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. He also participates in the development of theTurtleRoom's educational resources. Turtles have been a part of Ben's life for more than twenty years. In 2002, shortly after starting work in the Memphis Zoo herpetarium, Ben was urged to pursue and publish a regional studbook; Indotestudo forstenii was the chosen species. He has now been working with them and breeding them for a decade. After leaving the Memphis Zoo in 2007, Ben has maintained focus and has privately established a very diverse group of both wild collected and captive born I.forstenii. Currently, Ben is participating in the AZA regional studbooks for Indotestudo forstenii and Manouria emys. Ben is a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance as well as TurtleForum.com (forstenii), TortoiseBoard.com (Benjamin), and TortoiseForum.org (Benjamin). You can contact him at [email protected]. For more about Ben, head to his bio page.
Posts by Ben Forrest:
Building a Chelonian Library, Part 1 - November 2, 2012