Climatic flux together with anthropogenic changes in land use and land cover pose major threats to wildlife, but our understanding of their combined impacts is limited. In arid southwestern North America, ferruginous pygmy-owls (Glaucidium brasilianum) are of major conservation concern due to marked declines in abundance linked to changes in land use and land cover during the past century. We reassessed abundance trends of pygmy-owls in northern Mexico across 17 years (2000-2016), which included data gathered over four additional years since inferences were last reported.
A young pygmy-owl perched when the mother flys up and starts ripping apart a lizard and feeding it to her young.
Resumen del Proyecto:
The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife hereby formally petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (also “Service”) to list one of the following entities of cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl: 1) the Arizona distinct population segment (“DPS”) of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl; 2) the Sonoran Desert DPS of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl; or 3) the western subspecies of cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (G.