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Gopher Tortoise Ecology Program Updates

Below is the latest on our Gopher Tortoise Ecology in Pine Rockland program. To find out more about the species and the whole program click here: Gopher Tortoise Ecology in Pine Rockland Program

 

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Through our research efforts we have identified high risk areas for gopher tortoises. One such area is where a section of our pine rockland preserve is immediately next to a busy service road on Zoo Miami grounds. Gopher tortoises of all ages are seen crossing this road in an area where there is a blind curve. We teamed up with volunteers at Skyscanner for their One Day of service to place an ecofriendly barrier to reroute tortoise movements. No accidents with tortoises have happened and with Skyscanner's help, we are confident that we have worked together to ensure that none will. #skyscannergives

Posted by Frank Ridgley at 11:24
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