Essay On Prairie Dogs

Is it important to maintain the colonies of prairie dogs in Colorado? What exactly makes prairie dogs so important? Who supports them and fights for them, and what is killing them? Prairie dogs, like many other livings on Earth, are valuable to our ecosystem. They are responsible for keeping the cycle of life going and helping to maintain a healthy structure in the wild, both as predator and prey.
There are wildlife activists who support prairie dogs and who support non-lethal methods of removing them and will go as far as buying land for the small creatures. Then there are conservationists, who see the importance of prairie dogs, but who also see the importance of conserving the land they call home. They will try to keep as many of the prairie dogs alive as they can, but they aren’t immune to lethal methods of removal. Other enemies of the prairie dogs include farmers and ranchers, who see them as rodents and pests that are dangerous to their livestock. There are also land developers, who only care for creating something new for the people. Then, the deadliest enemy of all to the prairie dogs happens to be the plague that takes out colonies in alarming numbers.
The issue of helping prairie dogs keep their homes and fighting against the companies who are taking them is becoming a very
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In Northern Colorado a group that is being affected is the prairie dogs. Prairie dogs are seen frequently by almost everyone, they are generally large numbers and it is not unusual to see a couple of them die on the road. However, according to the Department of Biology, Colorado State University one of the main exterminators of prairie dogs is plague. The bacteria Yersinia pestis is the main threat to the prairie dogs which has been affecting their communities for a while. The main issue with the plague spreading is the fact that they are not recovering as easily which put them at risk of

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