Protection Status

Threatened »

Endangered Species Act

The gopher tortoise is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Threatened in the western portion of its range (i.e., west of Mobile Bay). The Service has added the gopher tortoise in the eastern portion of its range to the list of candidate species eligible for Endangered Species Act protection.

Vulnerable »

IUCN Red List

Appendix II »


The gopher tortoise is state listed as <strong>endangered</strong> in South Carolina and state listed as threatened in Georgia and Florida.