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August 23, 2014

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area ranger Ben Jurand talks to a group about the declining population of desert tortoises at the Boulder Beach Campground on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The desert tortoise has been designated a threatened species with its populations decreasing since 1950.

Brian Nordli

Lake Mead National Recreation Area ranger Ben Jurand talks to a group about the declining population of desert tortoises at the Boulder Beach Campground on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The desert tortoise has been designated a threatened species with its populations decreasing since 1950.