Gopher Tortoise Conservation Issues: A Guide to Helping Make Right Decisions
Uplisting of the Gopher Tortoise to a Threatened Status
We were successful! Florida Wildlife Commission Passed the Uplisting of the Gopher Tortoise to a Threatened Status
The Florida Hometown Democracy Amendment
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY AMENDMENT TO GO ON BALLOT! This could be a great help to wildlife conservation efforts
Message From Ray Ashton
Please feel free to download and pass these documents on; attach them to letters to officials or discuss them with your organizations. The recommended solutions are not the only ones and are usually rather general in nature.
- Discussion Paper: Protecting the Gopher Tortoise (Issues & Suggestions)
The Primary Conservation Issues That Require Addressing in a Species Management Plan and Any Changes in State and Federal Rules and Regulations.
- GTCI Petition to FWS for Federal Listing
Update March 31, 2004: the Institute sent a petition to the Fish and Wildlife Serivce to list the gopher torotises as a threatened species.
- Biological Status Report of the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus Polyphemus)
We hope that you will write letters in support of this petition. Please write the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and encourage them to have a statewide open conference before establishing regulations and to include those things you think are important from the Discussion Paper (PDF).