Re: tortoise


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Posted by Bluesky on September 01, 2003 at 09:50:15:

In Reply to: Re: tortise posted by Just a thought... on August 29, 2003 at 16:06:24:

thirty years ago there were an average of 1000 tortoises per square mi.

Nowadays more than 70 is a miracle.

the tortoise population has declined 90% in the last 20 years alone. NO adequate steps have been taken to protect this species, which is an "indicator" species of the general health of the desert.


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