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1 year 11 months ago

Eagle lured to Denver's City Park

DENVER (AP) - Efforts by Denver city parks managers to lure avian predators back into the city appear to be paying off with at least one wild bald eagle confirmed to be hunting in City Park. The Denver Post reports Sunday that park managers have been erecting "raptor" poles around...

4 years 6 months ago

Feds say white-tailed prairie dogs not endangered

The high-altitude cousin of the black-tailed prairie dog has also been denied federal protection. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced Thursday that the white-tailed prairie dog does not merit protection under the Endangered Species Act. The agency reached the same conclusion in December for the species' better-known...

4 years 9 months ago

Airport to start trapping prairie dogs

Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont is trapping and killing dozens of prairie dogs that have threatened funding for the facility. In an operation starting Monday, trapped prairie dogs will be euthanized with carbon dioxide and donated as food for centers that care for injured raptors. Remaining prairie dogs will...

4 years 11 months ago

Feds: Prairie dogs not endangered

Black-tailed prairie dogs have been denied protection under the Endangered Species Act after federal officials said the once-ubiquitous ground squirrels show signs of rebounding from decades of habitat loss, casual shootings and other pressures. WildEarth Guardians, a New Mexico-based environmental activist group, had petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

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