Jeanette Perry

Blogger Profile: Jeanette Perry

Jeanette Perry is a research assistant for the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC). In the field, she tracks desert tortoises with radio telemetry to assist in data collection for translocation research. Jeanette is a recent graduate from the School Life of Sciences at the University of Las Vegas. She is very excited to be working at the DTCC as her first position in conservation.
Wild Tortoises Gear Up

Wild Tortoises Gear Up

The desert tortoises we have been tracking via radio telemetry since May 2013 at a site just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, have started emerging from hibernaculum.   read more

White Christmas for Juvenile Desert Tortoises

White Christmas for Juvenile Desert Tortoises

Juvenile desert tortoises released in September 2012 at the Nevada National Security Site are making their way through their first winter in the wild.   read more

Wandering Males, Jealous Boyfriends

Wandering Males, Jealous Boyfriends

Assuming it was the female we were tracking, we checked the burrow and saw a male tortoise charging at us! He came straight out of the burrow and blocked its entrance, trying to keep us away from his mate.   read more