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Desert tortoises at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center located near Las Vegas have been protected for decades. That protection will soon end, though, as federal funds to operate the reserve are dwindling. If it closes, that will mean that officials ...
Guardian LV · 8/27/2013
Because of budget cuts, more than a thousand desert tortoises will lose their home in Nevada's Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, and hundreds of the threatened reptiles will likely be euthanized as a result of the loss. Share This Story Federal funds ...
Nature World News · 8/26/2013
The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center has been running out of federal funds and they plan to shut the site and euthanize hundreds of desert tortoise that were nurtured there since they were declared endangered in 1990. The animal conservation area that ...
Science World Report · 8/26/2013
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After news broke of the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center’s plans to euthanize the vulnerable animals, a petition was launched on Change.org, asking the state of Nevada to seek an alternate method to keep the facility open. “While I understand that ...
RT · 8/26/2013
The desert tortoise has lived in the American Southwest for 200 million years, but a federal budget cut has put the future of the ancient animal in peril. As human population boomed in that region of the country, developers have worked to keep the ...
The Inquisitr · 8/26/2013
A cutoff of federal funds is forcing the closure of the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center near Las Vegas. Officials plan to euthanize hundreds of tortoises which they've sheltered for more than two decades.
YAHOO · 8/31/2015
Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990. Officials ...
Newser · 8/26/2013
A federal facility in southern Nevada set to close does not plan to euthanize a bulk of desert tortoises. In a statement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife said the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center will not put down healthy tortoises it keeps. Rather, the ...
Fox 5 KVVU-TV · ByMatt Guillermo · 8/27/2013
Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990. (AP Photo ...
San Francisco Gate · 8/26/2013