Officials plan to close the reserve at the end of 2014 due to lack of funds and euthanize the hundreds of tortoises in their care that are not deemed healthy enough to be released back into the wild. The desert tortoise has …
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 …
A combination of federal budget austerity and the dramatic decline of the Nevada housing market may claim some unlikely victims: desert tortoises. The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center — a 23-year-old federal refuge in …
Government
MORONGO BASIN — The headline read, “Hundreds of desert tortoises to be euthanized by 2014 at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center just outside Las Vegas.” “My heart just sank,” Rae Packard, executive director …
Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan …
Officials expect to euthanize more than half the animals in the coming ... to track the effects of a wide range of human activities in the California desert on the tortoise..” All of this illustrates how the BLM’s dispute with Mr. …
Alex Jones
Hundreds of desert tortoises living in a sprawling conservation reserve near Las Vegas will soon be relocated to places that will support their recovery. The vulnerable species, which for years lived a peaceful, sheltered …
The Wire
Federal funds are running out at a desert conservation reserve, and officials plan to euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they’ve been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990. LAS …
Marci Henson of the county's Desert Conservation Program estimated about 2 percent of those are euthanized after developing respiratory problems. Ignoring the urban and suburban populations of the tortoise to call it …
Waste