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 …
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 …
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 …
Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise ... adult female tortoise with its carapace crushed in October 2010, during a media tour of the site. Biologists concluded that a vehicle struck the animal and ordered it …
Nearly 200,000 acres of the Gold Butte, the area the Bundys have ranched since the late 1800s, were designated off-limits for the "critical desert tortoise" population in 1998. However, the federal government has reportedly euthanized
Because of a shortage of funds, the refuge in Nevada can no longer afford to care for 1,400 tortoises, which are on the endangered species list, so about half of them will be euthanized. I was utterly appalled when I read the article about …
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 reptiles were added to the endangered species …
The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas must close due to inadequate funding, and many of the tortoises there will be euthanized. Only $16 million over 12 years has been spent on conservation. This is a drop in the bucket …
GRAPHIC: Impact of solar projects on desert tortoises Costly conservation efforts by state ... Biologists concluded that a vehicle struck the animal and ordered it euthanized. A flurry of emails ensued. Steve DeYoung, then a BrightSource …