12 Aug '17, 9pm

Lesser prairie chicken has declined to just 1 percent of its historic abundance:

For Immediate Release, August 11, 2017 Contact: Michael Robinson, (575) 313-7017, [email protected] New Study Shows Lesser Prairie Chicken Decline Continues Endangered Species Protection Would Buffer Rare Birds Against Climate Change, Habitat Loss SILVER CITY, N.M. — A study released today by the U.S. Geological Survey found that lesser prairie chickens — rare grasslands dancing birds — continue to decline and will be threatened with extinction as climate change worsens and more habitat is lost. The study was part of a review of the species for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The USGS study is the first to incorporate the effects of global warming on lesser prairie chicken survival. The bird has already declined to just 1 percent of its historic abundance, living in isolated grasslands in eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, Kansas, Oklaho...

Full article: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2...

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