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In this undated file photo released by Forest Guardians, a prairie dog eats in southwestern Utah. The species has been federally protected since the 1970s, and Utah wildlife managers are now taking the steps to assume control of the species in the future.

Utah seeks to delist ‘threatened’ prairie dog species and assume management of creature

In this undated file photo released by Forest Guardians, a prairie dog eats in southwestern Utah. The species has been federally protected since the 1970s, and Utah wildlife managers are now taking steps to assume control of the species in the future. (Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah …

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Little prairie chickens are protected under the US Endangered Species Act

Little prairie chickens are protected under the US Endangered Species Act

After more than two decades of appeals from conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced protections for the lesser prairie chicken, a flamboyant, stocky bird that once covered the American prairies in the hundreds of thousands but whose population has since shrunk to about 30,000. Two populations of chickens, which are …

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US grants protections to rare Midwestern bird as prairie suffers

US grants protections to rare Midwestern bird as prairie suffers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – The U.S. government on Thursday announced protections for two populations of a rare grassland bird found in parts of the Midwest, including one of the nation’s most prolific oil and gas fields. The range of the Little Prairie Chicken covers part of the oil-rich Permian Basin along the New Mexico and …

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