Posted by NoName on September 02, 2003 at 12:51:33:
In Reply to: Re: tortoise posted by Bluesky on September 01, 2003 at 09:50:15:
>the tortoise population has declined 90% in the last 20
And what exactly has occured over the past 20 years? A mass migration of Angelenos moving into tortoise habitat. Just look at the El Mirage area, for example, now overrun with hundreds of houses and homesteads, each with a pack of wild dogs to protect them. And with these Angeleos came the ravens and the respiratory desease.
There is an undenyable corrolation between the growing number of humans and the declining number of tortoises. Something has to go, and it won't likely be all of the humans who have taken up residence in tortoise country.