Pamela Flores

Blogger Profile: Pamela Flores

Pamela Flores is a research associate who has worked for two years at the San Diego Zoo Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, managing and coordinating husbandry and translocation efforts for nearly 2,000 desert tortoises. Pamela has lived in southern Nevada for 18 years and is proud to be playing a significant role in the recovery of the desert tortoise and its habitat.
Spring Desert Tortoise Translocation

Spring Desert Tortoise Translocation

The long-anticipated 2011 desert tortoise translocation was a success! We successfully translocated nearly 200 healthy desert tortoises to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-approved translocation site here in southern Nevada.   read more

Counting Tortoises

Counting Tortoises

My job is to make sure we finish the inventory before the tortoises go into brumation this year, so I am supervising four seasonal research assistants (RAs) to make sure we get this challenging job done!   read more

Tortoise Staff on Stage

Tortoise Staff on Stage

Every year at this time, a wide range of interested people, agencies, and organizations gather to discuss desert tortoise research, to share information, to spend time with colleagues, and to brainstorm solutions to the problems facing this threatened species.   read more