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Another case of “We’re from the government and we are here to help you”(tortoises). . . EDITOR
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From Yahoo Finance By Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | Associated Press – 7 hours ago
Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge as BLM closes Vegas rescue center
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 have set the species up on a sprawling conservation reserve outside Las Vegas.
But the pampered desert dweller now faces a threat from the very people who have nurtured it. . . . Read Complete Report
From youtube uploaded by usgs on Mar 8, 2013
The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival (Full video)