No. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has recently halted the Army’s proposal to move 1,000 desert tortoises. In 2008, the Army’s desert tortoise translocation resulted in the death of 252 of 600 tortoises. Plans are on hold until the Army is certain that they can relocate these tortoises without harming them. The tortoises have suffered a decline in numbers due to several reasons, such as disease, vehicles, military/industrial/suburban development, degradation of habitat, and predation by dogs and ravens.
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