Blogger Profile: Angie Covert

Angie Covert is the senior research coordinator at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC). She began her career at the Kansas City Zoo. She has a wide range of duties, from facility and staff management to coordinating volunteers. Angie also coordinates biologists, partners, and organizations that use the DTCC for training and research. She received her bachelors degree in biology from Central Missouri State University. In her free time she enjoys exploring the desert by hiking, camping, and traveling.
Volunteers Help Desert Tortoises

Volunteers Help Desert Tortoises

I’m always amazed to see volunteers bouncing into the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center at 5 a.m. to start the day. Most of our volunteers drive long distances to give of their time and help the tortoises.   read more

Internship at Desert Tortoise Conservation Center

Internship at Desert Tortoise Conservation Center

We thought of a number of projects the interns could work on and found the perfect fit.   read more

Promoting Desert Tortoise Care

Promoting Desert Tortoise Care

It’s very important for people to know how to properly care for their pet tortoise! This year, we had a number of interested people who wanted to know what we do for desert tortoises and how they can help.   read more

Desert Tortoises Get Great Care

Desert Tortoises Get Great Care

From the time a tortoise arrives at the DTCC, it is treated with the utmost care and respect. The staff goes above and beyond to save every tortoise that we care for.   read more

Desert Tortoise Hotline

Desert Tortoise Hotline

Last year, we received approximately 1,000 desert tortoises from the pickup service, and most were unwanted pets.   read more