From The Sticky Tongue blog today:
To learn more about what Defenders is doing to help black-footed ferrets, visit here.
September 2011: The black-footed ferret, once thought to be extinct in the wild, was rediscovered in 1981 with a small population of 24 animals in Wyoming – now, 30 years later, the species’ future is brighter than ever: here.
Efforts to save America’s black-footed ferret hampered by the Plague: here.
High Country News’s Goat blog says that things are looking up for black-footed ferret reintroductions. It says that safe harbor agreements and new approval from the Colorado state legislature have opened new vistas for the species, which was once widespread across the West and then, in 1979, was thought to be extinct: here.
Prairie Dogs that were on the loose at an East Lothian open farm have now been captured and secured in a special enclosure under the first agreement of its kind to control invasive non-native species in Scotland: here.
- Black-footed ferrets begin road trip to Montana (trib.com)
- Predators of prairie dogs released in Colorado (trib.com)
- As ferret numbers dwindle, more to be released (billingsgazette.com)
- Ferret release akin to herding cats (trib.com)
- Known prairie dog predator released in Colorado (aurorasentinel.com)
- PHOTOS: Repopulating the endangered Black-footed ferret in Colorado (photos.denverpost.com)