Live in Nevada? Now you can show your support for the incredible desert tortoise with your very own Respect & Protect license plate! 

(Via Reptile Magazine)

The special Nevada desert tortoise license plate is now available for order. Proceeds from the sale will benefit conservation efforts of the species.

Mojave Max was a desert tortoise who lived at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada. In addition to helping educate children of Nevada, he was the representative of the Clark County Desert Conservation Program, and the West Coast’s answer to Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, the sometimes unreliable mammalian weather protector.

The special plate costs just $62 for a standard plate and $97 for a personalized plate, with $25 of that going to support desert conservation measures. More information is available on the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles website.

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