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Prairie Protection Colorado was started by grassroots activists who refused to stand by while they witnessed the continued annihilation of prairie dogs up and down the Front Range. Our non-profit organization advocates for prairie dogs by drawing attention to the mass exterminations of prairie dog colonies through organizing and resisting the destruction of these last remaining prairie communities. PPC organizes on the ground and works ​​​​with local governments, the media and legal channels to cast a web of protection over the last remaining prairie dog colonies throughout Colorado's Front Range communities.

Colonies Saved Through PPC Campaigns:​​​

Midway Colony

Armory Colony

Naropa Colony

Castle Rock Colony

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PRAIRIE DOGS HAVE THEIR OWN LANGUAGE

Con Slobodchikoff, an emeritus professor of biology at Northern Arizona University, has been analyzing the sounds of prairie dogs for more than 30 years.

Not long after he started, he learned that prairie dogs had distinct alarm calls for different predators. Around the same time,separate researchers found that a few other species had similar vocabularies of danger.

What Slobodchikoff claimed to discover in the following decades, however, was extraordinary: Beyond identifying the type of predator, prairie-dog calls also specified its size, shape, color and speed; the animals could even combine the structural elements of their calls in novel ways to describe something they had never seen before. No scientist had ever put forward such a thorough guide to the native tongue of a wild species or discovered one so intricate. Prairie-dog communication is so complex, Slobodchikoff says — so expressive and rich in information — that it constitutes nothing less than language.
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