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Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) are an endemic North American ungulate, first appearing in the fossil record during the Pleistocene epoch. However, their evolutionary history dates back to the Miocene epoch, some 8.8-18.5 million years ago. It was during this long evolutionary history that the pronghorn developed traits that seem out of place in our modern world, making them adapted to predators of the past. Today, pronghorn have persevered in a changing landscape. First from near extinction due to the colonization of the west by European settlers, to recovering in numbers and adapting to a highly fragmented landscape due to anthropogenic disturbances. As our modern world continues to change, due to global warming and increased anthropogenic development, the future of pronghorn on the landscape is fragile.

The Speaker:

Paul Jones is a senior biologist with the Alberta Conservation Association, a not-for-profit, non-government registered charity, largely funded by Alberta’s hunters and anglers through license levies, and a growing number of corporate partners. He has been with the Alberta Conservation Association for 25 years; of which the last 20 years or so he has studied pronghorn. He has authored or coauthored 27 peer-reviewed publications, of which most are on pronghorn, was the lead author on a book chapter on pronghorn, has coauthored 2 additional book chapters, and presented numerous times at conferences, workshops, and to the general public promoting the conservation of pronghorn. Paul was also a coauthor on the latest version of the North American Pronghorn Management Guides and the Pronghorn Bibliography that were published by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Hosted by: Caitlin Mroz-Sailer, SK PCAP

This presentation is FREE! Tune in from anywhere! Everyone welcome!

The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) is pleased to be a presenting sponsor of the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) Native Prairie Speaker Series Webinars along with North American Helium, Nutrien, SaskTel and Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association.

For more information contact SK PCAP at (306) 352-0472 or [email protected]

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