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State’s bid to save gopher tortoises involves Alachua County preserves

A controversial state program accelerated the loss of gopher tortoises by allowing developers to bury the reptiles alive, but two Alachua County preserves and a new state management plan could help reverse the species’ decline – Dec. 4, Gainesville Sun


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Gopher tortoises slaughtered

An Ocala city worker found two bags of about 20 cleaned-out tortoise shells Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area in the city – Dec. 1, AP

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