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Urgent Action Is Needed! The Radiated Tortoise Are Critically and Severely Endangered Due to Habitat
Animals  (tags: tortoises, habitat conservation, poaching, Endangered Species, protection, animalrights, animalwelfare, ethics )

- 186 days ago -
These tortoises are critically endangered due to habitat loss, being poached for food, and being over exploited in the pet trade. Remaining populations have seen an 80% reduction in numbers over just three generations and those inhabiting south Madagasca
Petition: Save the Angonoka Tortoise
Animals  (tags: angonoka, tortoises, critically endangered species )

- 357 days ago -
The Angonoka Tortoise is one one of the rarest land tortoises in the world. It is endemic to Madagascar and is critically endangered. The main threats to this species are fires started to clear land for cattle grazing and collection for the pet trade. Tod
Stop Meat and Pet Trade of Endangered Radiated Tortoise - Force Change
Animals  (tags: Madagascar, Tortoises, Endangered Species, Pet Trade, Killing, Extinction, Conservation, Ethics, Petition to sign )

- 394 days ago -
Please sign this global petition to the Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, to stop the illegal pet and meat trade of the beautiful and critically endangered radiated tortoise of Southern Madagascar before it becomes extinct.
Prosecute Men For Starving More Than 100 Animals Leading To The Death Of Several Of Them!
Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, animalrights, tortoises, Macaws, tortoise, ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, animal rights group, Santa Fe )

- 439 days ago -
More than 100 animals were seized from a property in Santa Fe, including macaws, tortoises and about 73 Irish wolfhounds. Several animals were found dead, including a snake and a tortoise, and the other animals from the property were in poor condition.
Animals  (tags: Tortoises, extinction, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, conservation, endangered, environment, ethics, humans, law, protection, sadness, wildlife, PETITION )

- 644 days ago -
These tortoises are truly one of Madagascar's most iconic species! This level of exploitation is unsustainable. Unless immediate action is taken to better protect the wild populations, their extinction is imminent.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Action for Our Southwestern Desert Tortoises
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, Tortoises, turtles, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 788 days ago -
The federal government has revealed plans to shut down the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Nevada. This is an unsettling move that would require the removal and relocation of up to 1,400 captive desert tortoises into wild tortoise populations
South Africa: Stop the Illegal Trade in Reptiles!
Animals  (tags: wildlife, suffering, reptiles, tortoises, chameleons, sadness, endangered, environment, cruelty, ethics )

- 883 days ago -
Tortoises and chameleons are captured by local people and kept in very poor conditions without food or water. They face days, weeks or months of deprivation waiting for a vehicle to stop and for money to exchange hands. Many will die before they are sold.
STOP Turtle Smuggling in Madagascar! PLEASE TAKE ACTION!
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, endangered, turtles, tortoises, madagascar, epidemic proportions, smugglers, sadness, suffering )

- 938 days ago -
Illegal trafficking of two critically endangered tortoise species from Madagascar has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Turtle Survival Alliance, Madagascar Biodiversity Part
New Report Lists 25 Most Endangered Turtle Species; Some Turtle Species Number Less Than 5 Individuals
Animals  (tags: animals, turtles, tortoises, reptiles, wildanimals, wildlife, protection, population, humans, environment, conservation, endangered, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights )

- 1737 days ago -
Decimated by illegal hunting for both food and the pet trade along with habitat loss, many turtle species will go extinct in the next decade unless drastic conservation measures are taken, according to the report, which was released at a regional workshop
The Tortoise at Woodstock! Video!
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, tortoises, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2269 days ago -
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary has a new temporary resident. Check out his adorableness.
Feds to Consider Listing Sonoran Desert Tortoise as Distinct Population
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, tortoises, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 2281 days ago -
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that they will consider listing the Sonoran desert tortoise as a distinct population.
Spider Tortoise Population Ravaged By Poachers
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, tortoises, poachers, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 2281 days ago -
The northern Madagascar spider tortoise, one of the three subspecies of Pyxis arachnoids, is currently facing a threat to their population brought about by poachers.
Texas Thief Shoves $600 Tortoise in Trousers
Animals  (tags: animals, tortoises, stolen, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection )

- 2295 days ago -
A man walked into a Huston-area pet store earlier this week and in broad daylight, stole a tortoise. Using something to pry open the display case, the man grabbed the Indian Star tortoise then shoved it in his pants pocket. The white male flashed a
Lonesome George Tries Again - 5 Eggs Laid
Animals  (tags: animals, tortoises, eggs laid, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, habitat, wildlife )

- 2309 days ago -
The romantically named Female No. 107, one of the two female tortoises who shares a corral with Lonesome George-the last Pinta Island Tortoise in the world-and who laid a nest for the first time back in 2008, has returned to nest again this year.
Tortoises Given Pink Plaster Casts to Heal Shells After Dog Attack
Animals  (tags: animals, tortoises, attack, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 2337 days ago -
These two young tortoises have been fitted with plaster casts to help repair their shells after they were attacked by a dog.

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