Over 22 years has passed since the first issue of Chelonian Conservation and Biology. Volume 1, Number 1 was published in November 1993. This 75-page issue featured an Editorial Prologue by CCB Editors John L. Behler, Peter C.H. Pritchard, and Anders G.J. Rhodin that introduced the “new turtle and tortoise journal”. There were five articles (four on freshwater turtles, one on the African spurred tortoise, Geochelone sulcata). While I suppose it is apropos that a species so common to everyday turtle and tortoise enthusiasts would be in the initial volume, I was nonetheless pleased to see that this article focused on a wild population (from northern central Mali). My eyebrows raised a bit when I noticed that none of these articles, nor any of the four Notes and Field Reports, focused on sea turtles. Yet this is to be expected considering that...

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