Not terribly long ago, the black-footed ferret vanished from the wild. Today, experts are making plans to return this endangered species to the same site where humans once thought we had seen the very last of this iconic prairie creature.
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Although they’ve survived for eons, the pallid sturgeon is no match for human development today. If a solution isn’t found soon, we will witness yet another extinction.
A new proposal from the National Park Service could send some bison to tribal and public lands for conservation, instead of sending them to slaughter. Learn more and tell officials you support this plan!
This year, another location has joined the list of places restoring wild bison! Ten bison, descendants of wild Yellowstone National Park bison, were reintroduced to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, in Colorado.
In June, Defenders representatives worked on the American Prairie Reserve to expand prairie dog colonies. We wanted to make new habitat more prairie dog friendly, to encourage prairie dogs to move into this new area, and to protect the growing colony from plague.