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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Pronghorn Restoration and Translocation

Keeping Texas Wild

TPWF partners with the Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross State University to restore the Pronghorn population in the Trans-Pecos.

About the Project

In 2009, West Texas biologists and ranchers began to notice a decline in the pronghorn population. Disease, predation, and habitat quality were all identified as decline factors. Addressing these factors was prioritized, but then another idea began to emerge.

As the population continued to decline, the folks working on stabilizing the pronghorn population realized that the relocation of healthy pronghorns from the Panhandle should be part of their efforts. Through the project, partners have completed a series of successful translocations of healthy pronghorn from the Texas Panhandle to the Trans-Pecos, monitoring range conditions and pronghorn movements, and working with landowners to modify fencing to increase pronghorn range movement.

As a result, adult pronghorn numbers in the Trans-Pecos region continue to grow and fawn production remains strong. TPWF works in partnership to raise private funds to enable BRI’s important work researching what we can do to ensure wild things endure in the wild places of Texas.


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