The Desert Turtle is not an endangered species. It is arbitrarily designated as “vulnerable” but not endangered.
They are inactive during most of the year and only come out during seasonal rains. At least 95% of their life is spent underground.
Adult tortoises can survive a year or more without access to water.
Their natural predators include ravens, gila monsters, and ants.
But the BIGGEST threat to the desert tortoise’s habitat are WIND AND SOLAR FARMS.
Do you care about the Desert Tortoise? I know I do. I believe in preserving living biodiversity.
Therefore, any environmentalist worth his salt should be up in arms about the idea of the Chinese government buying up huge swathes of land in Nevada to create solar and wind farms.
That is correct – The communist Chinese government now owns the most vital and lucrative parts of America. They have bought it at fractions of what the market value would dictate.
You want a vision of the future?
It looks like Chernobyl.