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 …
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 …
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. …
The Bureau of Land Management currently funds the conservation and research center with fees inflicted on those who …
The desert tortoise has lived in the American Southwest for 200 million years, but a federal budget cut has put the …
Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan to close …
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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. Federal …
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 …
Desert tortoises in the Nevada Facility have a dismal future as Federal funds have run dry and officials are considering euthanization They have adapted to their surrounding and survived the area's transition into a desert. Due to the cruel …
LAS VEGAS – For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence. Developers have taken pains to keep the animal safe. It’s been protected from meddlesome hikers by the threat of prison time. And wildlife officials …