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Species at Risk

Black-footed Ferret

Mustela nigripes

How can I help?

Grasslands National Park alone likely does not have enough habitat to support a self-sustaining ferret population. This is why the support of landowners bordering the park is essential to re-establish the species in Canada. Even then, this reintroduced population may need supplemental reintroductions from time to time.

    Two Black-footed Ferrets peering out of the entrance to a burrow.
    Black-footed Ferrets.
    © Lockhart, M./2005
  • Support the efforts of the Toronto and Calgary Zoos as they work towards the ferret’s reintroduction.
  • Learn about the challenges of ranching and mixed-farming on the prairies and its role in prairie conservation.
  • Support ranchers and farmers who sustainably utilize the prairie resource.