FWS To Mull Granting Prairie Dog Endangered Status

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The black-tailed prairie dog, which has twice been denied listing under the Endangered Species Act, may now deserve protection, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has undertaken a 90-day review of the species' status.

In a notice posted in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the FWS outlined the potential threats to the black-tailed prairie dog and acknowledged that the species, which has reportedly disappeared from up to 99 percent of its historic range over the past century and a half, may be eligible...
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