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Feds – again – deny endangered species status to Sonoran desert tortoise

The Sonoran desert tortoise has been denied endangered species status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a second time after a 14-year battle waged by advocates to protect the “ancient, iconic species of the desert.” ... Read more»

Arizona officials prepare desert tortoises for adoption

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has seen a 56 percent increase in the number of desert tortoises available in its Phoenix adoption center compared to last year. Although they do not look like a normal house pet, they communicate with humans more than people might think.... Read more»

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New website tracks Sonoran desert tortoise

Help Pima County officials track sightings of the Sonoran desert tortoise on a new interactive website. ... Read more»