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Various pressures on the sustainability of the natural and worked landscape around Janos, Mexico, including mono culture agriculture, excessive water extraction, and habitat distruction/fragmentation. From a May/June 2007 visit to document Rare Conservation's Pride program with Albino Perra Herrera in the Great American Grassland high desert around Janos, Mexico in the northern region of the state of Chihuahua. This effort focuses on education and training around the sustainable use of the grassland prairies. Issues include poorly managed grazing, excessive and sometimes illegal water use, and other extractive and heavily impacting agricultural practices. At stake is the largest remaining intact grassland praires in North America and a critical ecosystem for hundreds of migrating bird species, and a large number of reptile and mammal species including the black footed ferret, North America's most endangered mammal species. Janos, Mexico is also the location of the largest black-tailed prairie dog colony in the world.