TITLE

The mouse that no one can ignore

AUTHOR(S)
Aldhous, Peter
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/15/2006, Vol. 191 Issue 2560, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses various issues related to the dispute over the issue of conservation of Zapus hudsonius preblei, a meadow jumping mouse. The mouse belongs to rodents which are recognized for their ability to leap up to half a meter into the air. It was the year of 1998 when it was listed as "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act in the region stretching along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. It implies that prior to any development work, developers must survey potential habitats for the mice, and devise plans to conserve if they are found living there. However, some specialists have now begun to question the uniqueness of the mice.
ACCESSION #
21695578

 

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