Dear CCB Readers,

You now have before you Volume 12(1) of Chelonian Conservation and Biology. It's yet another collection of papers focusing on diverse themes, regions, and taxa. This year (2013) marks our 20th year of existence I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our past and share exciting happenings that will position CCB to prosper in the future.

Over the last several years CCB has celebrated several successes. As you know, CCB is indexed in a variety of science index systems, and we are in our 4th year of having a Thomson Reuters ISI journal Impact Factor that is comparable to other well-known Herpetological Journals. And perhaps more than ever before, we are welcoming manuscript submissions on some very exciting and innovative areas of Chelonian research and conservation. We continue to provide a venue for authors from all over the world, with a...

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