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US Marine Corps Relocate More Than 1,000 Desert Tortoises 60 video https://img.vidible.tv/prod/2017-05/19/591e454a9efa894c3c704d60/591e454a0c2aff4eeed17926_o_F_v0.jpg The US Marine Corps relocated approximately 1,100 desert tortoises out of California’s Mojave Desert in April 2017 as the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms underwent expansion and prepared for future training exercises.This newly released footage offers a glimpse at the tortoises as well as interviews with individuals involved in the project.The relocation effort, a two-week-long process that began in April 8, involved finding the tortoises, assessing their health and then moving them to pre-selected new areas via helicopter.“This effort has entailed almost four years’ worth of surveys, with the environmental analysis dating back to 2008,” Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Pochop told Marine Corps Times. “These surveys included health assessments, identifying all the animals…placing radio transmitters on [the tortoises] and determining suitable locations in which to distribute them."According to a press release from the Department of Defense, this was the largest translocation that the Marine Corps has ever conducted. Storyful Studio 2017-05-19 01:06:58
US Marine Corps Relocate More Than 1,000 Desert Tortoises
The US Marine Corps relocated approximately 1,100 desert tortoises out of California’s Mojave Desert in April 2017 as the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms underwent expansion and prepared for future training exercises.This newly released footage offers a glimpse at the tortoises as well as interviews with individuals involved in the project.The relocation effort, a two-week-long process that began in April 8, involved finding the tortoises, assessing their health and then moving them to pre-selected new areas via helicopter.“This effort has entailed almost four years’ worth of surveys, with the environmental analysis dating back to 2008,” Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Pochop told Marine Corps Times. “These surveys included health assessments, identifying all the animals…placing radio transmitters on [the tortoises] and determining suitable locations in which to distribute them."According to a press release from the Department of Defense, this was the largest translocation that the Marine Corps has ever conducted.