Table 2. Evaluation of resilience and its components in a comparison of the status of tortoises from three arid regions.

Variable Dry spiny forest,
Madagascar
Karoo,
South Africa
Mojave Desert,
United States
Latitude high high low
Resistance†
Precariousness medium low high
Resilience medium high low

Note: High latitude and high resistance are favorable, whereas high precariousness is not.

†We assumed that the resistance of the three regions is comparable.