desert tortoise

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burrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico

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To manage the Wild Desert Tortoise Assistance Line on behalf of COUNTY in an effective,
The feds contend they're doing all this to "protect the threatened desert tortoise," though I've documented again and again over the years (citing such experts as Vern Bostick) that government wild-life experts admit the desert tortoise is "at saturation levels" in the wild, and that all evidence demonstrates the tortoises do better when cattle are on the land, with the ranchers putting in drips and tanks and maintaining the water features.
The desert tortoise excuse is laughable to those resident in the Gold Butte region because they know that the few remaining ranches form oases in an otherwise barren desert that actually help keep the tortoises alive.
Female Agassiz's desert tortoise activity at a wind energy facility in southern California: the influence of an El Nino event.
At Goffs, California, Henen (2000) observed agonistic maternal behavior in a female Agassiz's desert tortoise when it rammed the investigator's leg in an apparent effort to protect her nest from the perceived predator.
Table 1: Collective North American species studied/managed at individual C2S2 institutions common name scientific name American burying beetle Nicrophorus americanus Attwater's prairie chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri black footed ferret Mustela nigripes black-capped vireo Vireo atricapilla California condor Gymnogyps californianus Desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis nelsoni desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii Florida panther Puma concolor coryi golden-cheeked warbler Dendroica chrysoparia Guam rail Gallirallus owstoni Hawaiian crow Corvus hawaiiensis Iiwi Vestiaria coccinea Amakihi Hemignathus virens Rota bridled white-eye Zosterops conspicillatus rotensis Mlcronesian kingfisher Todiramphus c.
For example, no one can take a desert tortoise out of its home in the wild, and a person would need a license to keep one as a pet.
The desert tortoise has become more scarce as predators, people and a disappearing habitat put them on the threatened species list.
This increase in raven abundance is of concern because Common Ravens can be important predators of the federally-threatened desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) (Boarman 2003).
Morphological characteristics of shell degradation in the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, include lesions and discolorations of the outermost shell layer (scutes) (Homer et al.
I got my first California desert tortoise when I was about 6," Mancino said.
The desert tortoise has adapted to major geological and climate change and continues to dig burrows there, waiting out the harshest periods of the year in safety under ground.
In Nevada, they have helped find the endangered desert tortoise.
McCormick's first projects were modest, like the Desert Tortoise Preserve, north of California City in the Mojave Desert, where dune buggy traffic was damaging the tortoise's habitat.
District Court in Northern California, had failed to follow through on its promise to stop cattle grazing on lands essential to the survival of the threatened desert tortoise.