- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An expert who was part of the effort to save black-footed ferrets from extinction will talk about the animal’s recovery.

David Jachowski, who is an assistant University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor, was originally scheduled to speak in November, but his talk was rescheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Center for Great Plains Studies.

Before joining the university, Jachowski worked as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He wrote a book about the effort to save the ferrets.

In 1986, only 18 black-footed ferrets remained in North America. Now there is a stable population in the wild.

But saving the black-footed ferrets has meant providing some protection for prairie dogs, which many ranchers consider a pest. The ferrets might eat 100 prairie dogs a year.

___

Online:

https://www.unl.edu/plains

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide