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Welcome to the
Ojai Sulcata Project

Group of basking sulcata tortoises

The Ojai Sulcata Project is dedicated to captive care research, education and rescue of the African Spurred, or sulcata tortoise, Geochelone [=Centrochelys] sulcata. Our emphasis is on captive care research.

The Ojai Sulcata Project is a California 501(C)(3) Not-for-profit Corporation. Our current officers are:

Ron Harrington is Legal Counsel for the Ojai Sulcata Project, and Mary Anderson Cohen is Webmaster for the Project.

Dave Friend has served for several years as the President of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club's Santa Barbara-Ventura Chapter. In 2009-2010 he served his first term as Chair of the Executive Board of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club, and was elected for a second term in 2012. He is the founder and current president of the Ojai Sulcata Project.

All photographs on this web site are by Dave Friend.