Tag: Gopher Tortoise
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Service, Department of Defense adopt credit strategy for Southeast installations benefiting gopher tortoise and other species
March 24, 2017 | 2 minute readTifton, Ga. – A first-in- the-nation conservation plan, crafted by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, protects at-risk gopher tortoises here while helping military bases to continue training and testing missions across the tortoise’s Southern turf. Read the full story...
January 12, 2010 | 3 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced a clarification of its public information request originally made in its September 9, 2009 Gopher tortoise 90-day finding notice, and its extension of the official public comment period. Read the full story...
Federal finding means gopher tortoise status in the eastern portion of its range merits further review
September 9, 2009 | 4 minute readThe Gopher tortoise may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today, following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the gopher tortoise in the eastern portion of its range under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service will undertake a more thorough status review of the species to determine whether to propose adding the species to the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. Read the full story...