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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