The organization that will receive the proceeds from our upcoming Art Gallery Fundraiser is:
The Desert Tortoise Preservation Committee!
We owe it to the CA and Nevada state reptile to help conserve this important species. From the Defenders of Wildlife on desert tortoise populations:
“In some areas, the number of desert tortoises has decreased by 90% due primarily to human activity. Desert tortoise declines appear to have been most severe and widespread in the Western Mojave Desert. Recent estimates indicate that there are about 100,000 individual desert tortoises remaining in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. As late as the 1950â€™s the desert tortoise population averaged at least 200 adults per square mile. More recent studies show the level is now between 5-60 adults per square mile.”
We look forward to seeing you all at the Art Gallery Fundraiser (details coming soon). Let’s raise money for something scaly!