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    Author(s): Robert J. Luce
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-56
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is unusual among species proposed for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing in that several million individuals currently exist across a large area in the wild. The National Wildlife Federation's 1998 listing petition estimated the current area occupied by the species at 283,500-324,000 ha. Although widespread, the species occurs mostly in remnant, highly segregated subpopulations with little genetic interchange and limited potential for long-term persistence.

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    Citation

    Luce, Robert J. 2006. A multi-state approach to black-tailed prairie dog conservation and management in the United States (Enfoque multi-estatal para la Conservacion y manejo del perro llanero de cola negra en los Estados Unidos). In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-56

    Keywords

    semi-arid grasslands, endangered species, sustainable ranching, Mexico-U.S. borderlands, black-tailed prairie dog, (Cynomys ludovicianus)

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