Research being done at the Ivanpah Desert Tortoise Research Facility helps Defenders address ongoing threats to desert tortoises by translating their scientific findings into enforceable policies.
Posts Categorized: Desert Tortoise
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed doubling off-road vehicle routes in the western Mojave Desert, placing the already threated desert tortoise in greater danger.
The first phase of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan protects millions of acres of California desert while directing renewable energy projects away from sensitive wildlife habitat
Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments all protect fragile landscapes in the California desert that are vital to wildlife.
By permanently protecting 1.3 million acres of California desert lands, we can help bighorn sheep, desert tortoise and other wildlife.