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Projects and Research
Range-wide monitoring is important to evaluate progress toward achieving recovery criteria outlined in the recovery plan. Monitoring has been conducted almost every year since 2001 within Tortoise Conservation Areas in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.
Desert tortoises face a growing threat from increased populations of ravens in their habitat. Numerous partners have been experimenting with different strategies to reduce common raven predation on the desert tortoise.
Translocation and Population Augmentation
Translocation (the movement of an animal from one location to another) can be used to augment or re-establish locally depleted or extirpated populations in conjunction with elevated threat management, habitat restoration, and/or directed research on the factors affecting success.