Priority Species - Mexican Prairie Dog
works for the protection of this species
through the protection of its main habitat, the natural grasslands:
- Legal protection of 8,648 hectares (21,369 acres) of land containing significant
colonies of Mexican prairie dogs, as well as some bird species, in the grasslands
known as "Los Llanos del Tokio", in the States of Nuevo León, San Luis
Potosí y Coahuila, through land conservation easements.
- Conservation Plan for the Site "Pastizales del Altiplano". (Highland
- Campaign "For the Pride of Rare-Pronatura".
- Control of the use of land in the ejido-community called "La Hediondilla",
an important habitat for prairie dogs (for more detail please see our Annual Report
- Tri-national study on the ferruginous hawk using satellite radio transmitters
- Monitoring of grassland birds: Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Mountain Plover
and the Worthen’s sparrow.
- Grasslands with black tailed prairie dogs.
- In march 2005, Pronatura Northeast acquired, with the support of The Nature
Conservancy, an 18,500 Hectares. (45,714 acres) property in the Natural Grasslands
of Janos, in the State of Chihuahua. So far, it’s considered one of the most
important land transactions done by a non-governmental organization.
- Property Inventory.
- Establishment of a Trust Fund for the Private Reserve called "El Uno".
- Base line: qualitative diagnosis of property.
- Organization of the first Workshop with experts for the drafting of the
- Support of the decree that establishes Janos as a Biosphere Reserve and includes
the private reserve "El Uno".
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