Tortoises are bioengineers, keeping the landscape healthy and varied by dispersing seeds.
Gopher TortoisesGopher tortoises are protected by federal law under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Their burrows also provide refuge for about 360 other species throughout its range.
Sea TurtlesTravel throughout the world’s oceans
Over the past decades, there has been a decline in seagrass beds. This decline may be linked to the lower numbers of sea turtles.
What is Extinction?The state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct.