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Candidate Conservation, New Mexico Style (04:48)

Host: Sarah Leon with Rand French

Crystal River (click to view larger)
Sand dune lizard
Photo credit: Mike Hill

Thanks to a conservation partnership involving private landowners, the oil and gas industry and a slew of federal conservation agencies, Endangered Species Act protection may be unnecessary for the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) and its neighbor, the sand dune lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus)—two candidates for listing.

More information about the lesser prairie-chicken/sand dune lizard and Candidate Conservation Agreements: Click Here

Last updated: July 15, 2013