Lesser praire chicken
Endangered native to texas
Threats and causes of extinction/endangerment
It suffered large population declines 1800s because of the droughts ,conversions of rangeland to cropland ,plus the excessive grazing by the live stock and the chemical control of sand sage brush and shinnery oak on rage lands . Hunting also made populations very low and even tho is is endangered it is still legal to hunt them here in Texas.
Pictures of thes chickens
Solutions/successes/ possible courses of action for protection
NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to the agricultural producers to voluntarily implement conservation practices that promote healthy grazing lands and benefit the lesser praire chicken. They also monitor the current status of the specie and their habitats to implement management practices to conserve it. And now their trying to ban the hunting of the lesser praire chicken.