The Northern Rockies fisher is equal parts cute and ferocious. A cat-like member of the weasel family with round ears, a bushy tail and a plush coat, this carnivore is also one of the few specialized predators of porcupines. (They bite them on the face till they die, then eat them, starting with their quill-free underbellies.)
These unique carnivores are also imperiled: Once ranging from Canada to Utah, they now survive only in small populations along the border of Montana and northern Idaho.
But there's good news for Northern Rockies fishers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced earlier this month that it's considering protecting them and their habitat under the Endangered Species Act. Fishers desperately need this protection to limit continued threats to their survival, which include logging and trapping.
Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Northern Rockies fishers under the Endangered Species Act so these fascinating animals arenít lost forever to extinction.
February 10, 2017 Action Alert ID# 474
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