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Amy Lueders responds:

Amy Lueders

Please know that BLM is not euthanizing an tortoises. The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center funding will rung out in September 2014. However, all healthy tortoises will be moved to the wild before that time.

The BLM is only in charge of the funding. We are working with others to seek alternative funding sources and tortoises are the responsibility of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. We urge you to contact them for additional information: 775-861-6300.

Posted on August 26, 2013