Tag: Desert tortoises

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...

Desert tortoises
July 7, 2015

Threatened Desert Tortoises Good at Weathering Wildfires

The wildfires occurring with increasing frequency in the Mojave Desert don’t have much of an effect on desert tortoises, according to new research. “The thing about tortoises is they’re resilient...