ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT DESERT TORTOISES

A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH THE PUBLIC

by
KRISTIN H. BERRY and TIMOTHY A. DUCK

Desert tortoise

Revised Winter 2010

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CHAPTER 1: Why The Desert Tortoise Is In Trouble
CHAPTER 2: Laws To Protect Our Desert Tortoises
CHAPTER 3: If You Find A Tortoise While In The Desert
CHAPTER 4: Management Of Captive Tortoises
CHAPTER 5: Information About Desert Tortoises
CHAPTER 6: Government Agencies With Responsibilities For Protecting And Managing Desert Tortoises And Their Habitats
CHAPTER 7: Organizations With Expertise On Desert Tortoises
APPENDIX 1: Excerpts From Selected Federal and State Laws
APPENDIX 2: List Of Veterinarians Who Treat Turtles And Tortoises
APPENDIX 3: Turtles And Tortoises That May be Mistaken For Desert Tortoises