Wednesday, October 20th, 2022,
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Game & Fish Department collaborating with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released 28 ferrets on their reservation in the state of South Dakota.
Tribes have been instrumental in bringing the black-footed ferret back from near extinction. This reintroduction highlights the importance of federal funding for Tribal natural resource departments through the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) on projects involving threatened and endangered species.
Learn more about the project at http://ow.ly/8aPj50GzFWO
Learn more about RAWA at https://www.nafws.org/…/recovering-americas-wildlife-act/
Photos Courtesy of NAFWS