Tag: Agassiz’s desert tortoise

September 22, 2020

Fenced-in desert tortoises rebound after huge decline

Desert tortoises suffered a “catastrophic decline” over two decades due to habitat degradation, extensive predation, disease and a lack of sufficient protection, according to a new study. But fencing to...

March 14, 2016

JWM study: Cattle grazing affects federally threatened desert tortoises

Grazing in contentious federal land could be causing stress on federally threatened desert tortoises in Nevada, according to new research. A new study published recently in The Journal of Wildlife...