The Desert Tortoise Conservancy


The mission of The Desert Tortoise Conservancy is to insure that the species does not become extinct, and that sustainable populations survive in the wild. Our goal is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the desert tortoise. We will accomplish this by increasing public awareness of the plight of the tortoise, educating the public on the role humans have played and continue to play in the tortoise's decline, and work to modify those human behaviors such that tortoise populations stabilize and ultimately recover. TDTC is focused on the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), whose populations have declined in some areas by as much as 90%, and whose population is listed as threatened.

Additional Information

Contact Name Ron Berger, President - (503) 522-6611 -


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