Giving Tortoises a 'Head Start'

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:30 in Biology & Nature

Research from the University of Georgia indicates that head-starting--raising a species in captivity and releasing it into a protected habitat after it has grown large enough to be less vulnerable to predators--is a useful intervention for boosting the state's gopher tortoise population, which has been declining in numbers for decades due to predation, poaching and loss of suitable habitat.

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