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Gopher Tortoise Recipient Sites Are Getting Full

            The gopher tortoise is a threatened species in Florida. If there are tortoises on your property you will need a survey to determine the approximate number of tortoises.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires that all tortoises be relocated to an offsite location. It is best that the...

US Fish and Wildlife Service Considering Listing the Gopher Tortoise in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced in July, 2011 that they intend to add the gopher tortoise to the list of 250 threatened or endangered species protected by the Endangered Species Act.  The information was reported in a local Tampa newspaper and conservation groups welcomed this listing as “there is a lot of  abuse on the state...