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Welcome to the San Benito Wildlife & Nature Center; a conservancy within GREEN, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues, protects, and rehabilitates Chelonians and birds from around the world.

We have the bold goal of repopulating, and eventually releasing, many threatened and endangered species of the order – world-wide.

Our mission is focused on the survival and repopulation of endangered and threatened species of tortoises, turtles, and birds worldwide.

Through community education and on-going research, GREEN’s San Benito Wildlife and Nature Center is documenting new ways to better understand and promote the magnificence of these amazing creatures through education and conservation awareness.

The San Benito Wildlife and Nature Center works with both domestic and International communities of exotic animal lovers and conservationists. We work with both our local community and remote rescue programs, such as US Fish and Wildlife, who require assistance securing the survival of these endangered exotic tortoises and turtles. We partner with International wildlife preservations and conservation centers that are seeking to protect these animals in the wild.

specs tortoise taking a bite of a papaya

We grow papaya on the property, which is a favorite of all the turtles and tortoises.

We have an advanced species-specific protection program for the endangered and threatened species of Chelonians. We house over 45 recognized species of tortoises at our facility, and are now facilitating endangered turtles and birds found throughout the world today (and many types of sub-species). The San Benito Wildlife and Nature Center has multiple projects in the works for the protection and repopulation of these unique and beautiful species of tortoises, turtles, and birds.

We are constantly working to improve our facility in order to better provide state-of-the-art habitats to ensure that these delicate endangered species have a replica of their native habitats while in captivity.

migrating white pelicans sitting on the resaca

A 5-acre ancient oxbow lake is home to native and migratory birds and other native wildlife on our nature preserve.

everglade palm

Our wildlife preserve is a native paradise for both animal and human.