The Gopher Tortoise - A Species in Decline
The production and distribution of this educational program was a joint effort between Gopher Tortoise Council, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust, Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Georgia Department of Natural Resources-Watchable Wildlife Program and the League of Environmental Educators in Florida. The Gopher Tortoise Council developed this presentation to educate about the natural history of the gopher tortoise, its critical role in the environment, and the challenges it faces with the rapid decline of its upland habitats.
All aspects of this program have been distributed for educational use. Permission to use these materials in any other format must be obtained in writing. When used, credit must be given to the appropriate photographers, authors and/or conservation groups.
Thanks for your interest in the story of the tortoise and the fascinating world in which it lives!
Please contact Laura Wewerka for further information.
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