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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Very slow progress(but progress nonetheless) over the past 16 years for the once plummeting Pronghorn population in Mexico--170 animals in 1997-----close to 300 today getting protection in the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve..................Much more needs to be done on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border in terms of habitat protection(and border fence openings) for this fleet- of- foot browser to be free and clear of an extinction crisis

Pronghorns making a comeback in Mexico

Desierto de El Vizcaino, Mexico,- The pronghorn, a native

species that has been listed as being in danger of extinction

since 1997, is making a comeback in Mexico, thanks to the

efforts of several organizations.

More than 250 adults and 40 young pronghorns are

currently being cared for at the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve.

The peninsular pronghorn (antilocapra americana), which

 also lives in desert areas of the United States and in

Canada, inhabits the El Vizcaino reserve, which protects

mountains, desert and sea.

Only 170 of the animals were counted in 1997, prompting

 environmentalists to sound the alarm.

The Environment
Secretariat and environmental groups have worked since

then to bring about the animals' recovery via the "Save the

Pronghorns" campaign.

Several females that recently gave birth are at the La Choya

station, which sprawls over more than 23,000 hectares

(56,790 acres).

The pronghorns are about one meter (three feet) tall and

weigh around 50 kilos (110 pounds).

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