Re: Waste of bandwidth
Posted by Lee on January 23, 2003 at 00:49:23:
In Reply to: Waste of bandwidth posted by RiverRat on January 17, 2003 at 12:00:19:
"So you figure habitat preservation has hurt the desert tortoise?"
It hasn't proven to help, and it now looks like it has in fact worsened the situation. Some folks call it 'preservation' or 'protection', but it's really CLOSURE.
Please note that URTD and raven predation are the main causes of the declining numbers. URTD has been spread by the re-releasing of captive tortoises into the wild, and the raven population has exploded due to the garbage generated by the encroachment of cities into the desert (ravens eat young tortoises. In fact, lots of animals do.).
Please go here to learn more about the tortoise and its demise.