black-footed ferret


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black-footed ferret

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Pete Gober, the project leader of the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program, can be reached at pete_gober@fws.
The first wild population of endangered black-footed ferrets that started from captive-bred animals, once feared to have died out, has survived and is growing, researchers say.
Perhaps the strongest attack against current management practices is the dichotomy of efforts to simultaneously restore the black-footed ferret as an endangered species under the ESA and "control" prairie dog populations.
breeding facilities and one in Canada, and had been "finished" at outdoor pre-conditioning pens at the Service's National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center near Wellington, Colorado, where they learned to hunt prairie dogs on their own.
We've brought the ferrets back through captive breeding, but that's not good enough," says Mike Lockhart, the USFWS's black-footed ferret recovery coordinator.
The groups also claim that the BOP violated the ESA by failing to consider the impacts the poisoning would have on the endangered black-footed ferret, which is almost entirely dependent on the prairie dog for survival.
The other critters included are the black-footed ferret, thick-billed parrot, American crocodile, ocelot, Schaus swallowtail butterfly, brown pelican, gila trout, woodland caribou, Florida panther and piping plover.
All Americans can take pride in the fact that, under the ESA, the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), and western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) have rebounded from the brink of extinction.
The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes; ferret) was widely regarded as extinct until a small population was found in 1981 near the town of Meeteetse, in western Wyoming.
It's also the only successful reintroduction of the black-footed ferret.
The reintroduction of foxes builds upon the quiet successes of several other wildlife reintroduction programs at Badlands, where in recent years the park has been a stage for restoring the most endangered land mammal in North America, the black-footed ferret.
The stamp series features North American endangered species, including the California condor, Florida panther, American crocodile, thick-billed parrot and black-footed ferret.