Friday, November 30, 2012

Another cool Lesser Prairie-Chicken video

This video is courtesy of Linda Rockwell, birder and bird photographer who has a blog PhotoFeathers with lots of nice bird photography. In celebration of the proposed listing of Lesser Prairie-Chickens today by the USFWS. The listing may not have to come to fruition if this proposed listing can motivate the private and public entities to get serious about conservation of this species. SeEtta

Lesser Prairie Chickens proposed for T&E listing today!

Video courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Process to Consider Lesser Prairie-Chicken As "Threatened" Species Under the Endangered Species Act November 2012 Agency seeks information from public, scientific community to inform final decision; continues work with states on voluntary conservation agreements Based on scientific evidence that the lesser prairie-chicken and its habitat are in decline, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it is initiating a process to consider whether the species should be recognized as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The Service will make a final determination on whether to add the lesser prairie-chicken to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife based on the best available science. Members of the public and scientific community are encouraged to review and comment on the proposal during the 90-day public comment period. State conservation agencies, in partnership with federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Land Management and partners such as the Sutton Center, are working on a range-wide, voluntary conservation planning effort that will play a significant role in conserving lesser-prairie chicken habitat." USFWS webpage Fantastic--I just hope it is not too late for the dwindling Colorado population of this species. SeEtta