Prairie Dog

These burrowing rodents live in large colonies in the grasslands of central and western North America.

Volunteers Protect a Colorado Prairie Dog Colony

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Defenders volunteers gathered in Boulder County, Colorado, to help prevent prairie dogs from moving into an area where they wouldn't be protected.

Banishing Plague from the Prairie

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Vaccinating prairie dogs may be the key to saving rare black-footed ferrets

By Sharon Oosthoek

© Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski

BREAKING: Wildlife Coexistence Partnership supports more than 100 projects in 2011

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Defenders chips in over $300,000 on more than 100 projects nationwide to help ranchers and communities coexist with wildlife.

Prairie Species Safer From Poisons

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues new conservation measures to protect imperiled prairie wildlife from poisoning with Rozol prairie dog bait.

Yip-Yip-Hooray!

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Defenders prairie dog expert Jonathan Proctor gets an award from the U.S. Forest Service for his outstanding work to save the species across the Great Plains.

Joel Sartore: Protect Nebraska’s Prairie Dogs

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Defenders board member and award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore speaks out against prairie dog poisoning in his home state of Nebraska.

Home on the Prairie

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On the Blog

by Steve Forrest

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.

The post A Prairie Dog “Ranch” appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Worth Defending

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by Jason Rylander

Court cases and a new proposed bill seek to remove ESA protections for any species located only in one state, a position that would cripple the protection of endangered and threatened species and would give free reign to economic pursuits, no matter the cost to our nation’s wildlife.

The post Worth Defending appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Prairie dog case challenges ESA

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June 11, 2015
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Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, © Tom Foster
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Chasing eyeshine

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by Steve Forrest

Every fall on the prairie, black-footed ferret chasers take to the field to study these nocturnal creatures.

The post Chasing eyeshine appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

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