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Desert Tortoise Conservation Center
The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center was established in 1990 to receive wild tortoises in harm’s way from development. The Center has taken in unwanted pets tortoises since 1996 in the Las Vegas area. The Center is scheduled to close in December 2014 due to funding issues. All healthy tortoises at the Center will be relocated to sites that will support the recovery of the species. Healthy tortoises will not be euthanized.
Interested in adopting a desert tortoise?
If you live in Nevada contact the Tortoise Group at www.tortoisegroup.org (Southern Nevada) or the Reno Tur-toise Club (Northern Nevada) at www.sierrawave.org/rttc.
Other states have their own programs as well. If you live in California, Arizona or Utah, contact your state Fish and Game agency.