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Information on black-footed ferret biology collected within the framework of ferret conservation

Western North American Naturalist

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DOI: 10.3398/064.072.0201

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Abstract

Once feared to be extinct, black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) were rediscovered near Meeteetse, Wyoming, in 1981, resulting in renewed conservation and research efforts for this highly endangered species. A need for information directly useful to recovery has motivated much monitoring of ferrets since that time, but field activities have enabled collection of data relevant to broader biological themes. This special feature is placed in a context of similar books and proceedings devoted to ferret biology and conservation. Articles include general observations on ferrets, modeling of potential impacts of ferrets on prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.), discussions on relationships of ferrets to prairie dog habitats at several spatial scales (from individual burrows to patches of burrow systems) and a general treatise on the status of black-footed ferret recovery.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Information on black-footed ferret biology collected within the framework of ferret conservation
Series title:
Western North American Naturalist
DOI:
10.3398/064.072.0201
Volume
72
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brigham Young University
Publisher location:
Provo, UT
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
129
Last page:
133
Country:
United States
State:
Wyoming
City:
Meeteetse