Thursday, April 27, 2006

Borregos trying to thrive in western Sonoran Desert

photo by Daniel R. Patterson

SANTA ROSA MOUNTAINS CA -- Here are some yearling endangered Peninsular Ranges bighorn (aka Borregos, en espanol) I saw Tuesday near Palm Desert.

These beautiful animals are a symbol of our southwestern deserts, but very threatened by urban sprawl, roads, global warming, recreation, and domestic livestock.

The Peninsular Ranges bighorn are recoverying thanks to conservation efforts, but greedy developers want to remove all critical habitat protection vital to its recovery. We are working to stop that and keep bighorn recovery alive.

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