John L. Behler
John L. Behler (1946 - 2006) was an American naturalist, herpetologist, author, and activist known for his work in conserving endangered species of turtles, snakes, and other reptiles. He served as curator of herpetology at the Bronx Zoo from 1976 to 2006. He co-chaired the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Specialist Group, and is a founding member of the Turtle Survival Alliance, which now funds the Behler Turtle Conservation Award; a major annual award to honor leadership in the field of freshwater turtle and tortoise conservation. The Turtle Conservancy named its captive breeding center, the Behler Chelonian Center, in his honor.
- Pearce 2006
- Pearce, Jeremy. (February 5, 2006). "John L. Behler, 62, Dies; Influential Voice for Saving Reptiles". The New York Times.
- The World Conservation Union; Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- Turtle Conservancy and Behler Chelonian Center. Retrieved 2012-04-13