Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
Desert tortoises are found throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, and Utah. The Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus
agassizii), which occurs north and west of the Colorado River, was listed as a threatened
species in 1989. This website provides information and web links related to the
threatened Mojave desert tortoise and efforts for its recovery.
A desert tortoise in the Mojave desert
New paper published on quantifying the relative importance of threats and prioritizing recovery actions for the Mojave desert tortoise. Click below to view this and other publications from the Desert Tortoise Recovery Office.
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Woolly daisy (Eriophyllum wallacei)