The Nature Conservancy of Canada has found ten species at risk on its large Wideview Complex, a 3 thousand acre land acquisition in southwest Saskatchewan near Grasslands National park.
The biological study found the presence of threatened birds like the common nighthawk, loggerhead shrike and Sprague’s Pipit.
Nighthawks eat a variety of insects and can consume 500 mosquitoes a day.
The Wideview complex conservation project is due in part to support from the federal and provincial governments.
Grasslands are considered the world’s most endangered ecosystem.
In Saskatchewan, 80 percent of the original grasslands have been lost to development.