“As they live in the high and cooler mountain regions, they are very sensitive to high temperatures, and are considered to be one of the best early warning systems for detecting global warming in the western United States.” Learn more: American Pika
“At the turn of the 20th century, members of the wildlife conservation group, Boone and Crockett Club, had determined that extinction of the pronghorn was more of a probability than a possibility…The protection of habitat and hunting restrictions have allowed pronghorn numbers to recover to an estimated population between 500,000 and 1,000,000” Learn more: Pronghorn Antelope
The bighorn sheep have made a dramatic recovery since the turn of the 20th century when only a few thousand remained. Heavy hunting, competition with ranching, and infectious disease left the bighorns in dire need of help. Recovery efforts have made it possible to see them in their natural habitat, such as seen here along the Colorado River.
— “unfortunately, not all laws are perfect, and in this case, the interpretation of the law is resulting in inaccurate data collection, potentially preventing healthy and growing species from being removed from the threatened or endangered list” read article: stewart’s endangered species act designed to protect species from extinction
UT excerpts: chub, bonytail chub, humpback chub, virgin river crane, whooping ferret, black-footed flycatcher, southwestern willow owl, mexican spotted prairie dog, utah sucker, june tortoise, desert (outside/taken from sonoran desert)