Desert tortoises have remarkable abilities to survive in extreme desert conditions. But as roads, renewable energy projects and development crisscross and fragment their habitat, this desert reptile’s populations have plummeted. Now climate change creates new challenges for its survival.
Your adoption helps Defenders’ experts analyze proposed renewable energy projects and other developments in desert tortoise habitat so that we can help guide those projects to low value and low risk areas for the tortoise. Your support also helps us evaluate the impact of climate change on desert tortoises, and look for new ways to mitigate its effects.
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Named "America's Best Wildlife Charity" by Reader's Digest, Defenders of Wildlife has been a leading innovator in developing the most effective ways to conserve imperiled wildlife and wild lands for over 65 years. Your adoption donation will immediately be put to use where it is most needed to achieve these goals.