We conducted a habitat assessment on our cooperators' prairie dog complexes and found they contain very high-quality habitat for black-footed ferrets
Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that there are over 650 black-footed ferrets
surviving in the wild, with a goal of 1,500 breeding adult ferrets in 10 locations to allow for down-listing from "endangered" to "threatened.
Geological Survey (USGS) wildlife biologist, black-footed ferret
managers go one step farther.
And other animals besides prairie clogs lived in the tunnels too--including black-footed ferrets
Indeed, the black-footed ferret
program is now often viewed as something of a model of partnerships and cooperation in endangered species recovery and involves numerous state and federal agencies, Tribes, conservation organizations, and private interests across the U.
One variant almost caused the extinction of the black-footed ferret
in the 1980s, and another killed large groups of seals and dolphins a few years later.
Because of their nocturnal, elusive and fossorial lifestyle, field studies of wild black-footed ferret
populations are difficult.
Nevertheless, the right partners and the right actions have been, and continue to be, in place, and the status of the black-footed ferret
(Mustela nigripes) has improved dramatically as a result.
Of the 24 endangered black-footed ferret
(Mustela nigripes) kits born at AZA-accredited Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (www.
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
Western Division Staff Director Tom Dougherty and Staff Scientist Steve Torbit serve on the Black-Footed Ferret
Recovery Implementation Team, helping to find creative approaches to funding the recovery program and facilitating cooperation among federal and state agencies involved.
Some of the accomplishments that have occurred through the Trilateral have helped species that were critically imperiled in our southwestern border region, such as the black-footed ferret
and the California condor.
The best known of prairie dogs' dependents is the critically endangered black-footed ferret
As of five years ago, predators and back-to-back epidemics had all but extinguished the black-footed ferret
With the help of state and federal scientists, however the species is weaseling its way out of extinction.
With the black-footed ferret
(Mustela nigripes) and the red wolf (Canis rufus), it is one of only three carnivores in North America to have been eliminated from the wild, bred in captivity, and reintroduced to the wild.