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.