That’s how Rick Hudson, president of Turtle Survival Alliance, described the plight of the Radiated Tortoise, today’s Endangered All-Star, in an article at Mongabay. Critically endangered, the species may become extinct within 20 years. The Radiated Tortoise once strode Madagascar in the millions but has been poached out of parks and its native spiny forests due to the recent political coup and a severe drought. These twin disasters have plunged the island’s people and wildlife into chaos as parks are stripped of endemic flora and fauna and agriculture fails. Read Rick Hudson’s report on what his team has discovered and donate or become a member of Turtle Survival Alliance, which works to help demoralized and underpaid park staff.