Black Footed Ferret
© Michael Lockhart/USFWS

Black-Footed Ferret

What Defenders is Doing to Help

Black-footed Ferret Recovery Team

As an official member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service black-footed ferret recovery team, Defenders is helping to reintroduce black-footed ferrets and protect them once reintroduced. Because of the critical importance of prairie dogs to black-footed ferrets, Defenders is working to restore prairie dogs to new sites and prevent the destruction of prairie dog colonies in existing black-footed ferret areas, such as Conata Basin, South Dakota—one of the most important locations.