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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
The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center outside Las Vegas has announced plans to euthanize hundred of animals due to a lack of federal funding. The 220-acre refuge area, which currently houses approximately 1,400 tortoises, has been caring for had been ...
Examiner · 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.
The Spokesman-Review · 8/26/2013
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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. "It's the ...
The Huffington Post · ByHannah Dreier · 8/25/2013
August 27, 2013, 9:53 AM |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. GO
CBS News · 8/27/2013
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 Las Vegas for the threatened ...
Raw Story · 8/25/2013
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.
abc40 · 8/29/2013
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 of the Joshua Tree Tortoise
Hi-Desert Star · 8/29/2013
“Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center so BLM (Bureau of Land Management) plans to close the (Nevada) site and euthanize any new desert tortoises even though they are on the endangered species list. This is so ...
Houston Chronicle · 8/27/2013
The US desert ... hundreds of the tortoises. Now officials there will be forced to decide which of the nearly 1,400 turtles are deemed healthy enough to be released into the wild. Expectations are that more than half will likely be euthanized as ...
KRMG · ByRick Couri · 8/26/2013