Burrowing owl  Speotyto cunicularia
ESA status: none


Prairie dogs, critical ecosystem engineers whose burrows create habitat for burrowing owls and dozens of other imperiled species, are a long-time priority for WildEarth Guardians. Listing and protecting all five prairie dog species under the Endangered Species Act, the subject of countless of our legal actions, would likely be the single most beneficial action for burrowing owls.

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