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Animals  (tags: Tortoises, extinction, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, conservation, endangered, environment, ethics, humans, law, protection, sadness, wildlife, PETITION )

- 1221 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 )

- 1365 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 )

- 1459 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 )

- 1514 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 )

- 2314 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 )

- 2845 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 )

- 2857 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 )

- 2858 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 )

- 2871 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 )

- 2885 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 )

- 2913 days ago -
These two young tortoises have been fitted with plaster casts to help repair their shells after they were attacked by a dog.
Mosquito Threat to Giant Tortoise
Animals  (tags: animals, tortoises, mosquitoes, Galapagos, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 2945 days ago -
The famous Galapagos giant tortoises could be at serious risk from mosquitoes that have developed a taste for reptile blood, experts have warned.
Four of the World's Rarest Tortoises Stolen From Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Animals  (tags: animals, tortoises, stolen, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, endangered )

- 2947 days ago -
Thieves have stolen four of the world's rarest tortoises from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's pre-release enclosures inside Baly Bay National Park, Madagascar. The theft took place during the night on the 6th May and comes as a major blow to the
3 Arrested for Smuggling Tortoise
Animals  (tags: animals, tortoises, smuggling, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2968 days ago -
Three people were arrested with 55 tortoise meant for smuggling to West Bengal in Barabanki district, about 30 kms from here, police reports reaching here said on Saturday.
Endangered Turtles Race to Save Their Future
Animals  (tags: news, endangered species, leatherback, turtles, tortoises, extinction, habitat, conservation, wild animals, animals, good news, Internet, wildlife )

- 2993 days ago -
The race between the turtle and the hare has never been a fair match, but with the help from some high-tech tracking devices,conservation officials hope to raise awareness of the plight of the leatherback tortoises.

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