A New Face of Conservation for Desert Tortoises

Turtle Conservancy president, Eric Goode, addressed the Desert Tortoise Council at their annual conference in Las Vegas February 24th, 2017. Eric delivered an impassioned keynote address, highlighting the oft forgotten desert species, the Bolson Tortoise. The aim was to bring to light that as few as 2,000 of these animals may remain, making them the most endangered desert tortoise species in the genus Gopherus and the most imperiled tortoise in North America. We would like to make a special thank you to the Desert Tortoise Council, which contributed $20,000 to help continue our protection of the Bolson Tortoise!