The wonderfully cute Burrowing Owl – one of the smallest owl species in the world – spends much of its time in the prairie grasslands of Canada, hunting small mammals. But with the loss of crucial ecosystems, fewer than 1,000 pairs remain in the entire country, and the owl is now one of the most endangered species in all of Canada. It is time the Parliament of Canada step up and protect this tiny, beloved bird from extinction!
Sign now to tell the Parliament of Canada to protect the Burrowing Owl before it is too late!
The Burrowing Owl measures in at an adorable 9 inches tall – and some are even shorter. The species are recognizable by their long legs and cute, short tail. But our sweet feathered friends are in grave danger, and if the Canadian government doesn't act quickly, they could be lost forever.
A number of tragic developments have caused the Burrowing Owl population to plummet in the past few decades. The raptor has experienced dramatic habitat loss and fragmentation, largely because of the slow and steady conversion of prairie landscapes to plots used for agriculture. Because so much of its habitat has been converted for crop production, the bird is exposed to pesticides and no longer has the space it once did to roam and hunt freely. But if the Parliament of Canada acts now to protect this precious owl species, they can avoid extinction.
Sign now to demand the Parliament of Canada ramp up conservation efforts to protect the endangered Burrowing Owl!