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Conservation groups sue federal agency over wolf plan

Conservation groups sue federal agency over wolf plan

Not enough is being done to save Mexican gray wolves, lawsuit contends.

November 12, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Groups threaten lawsuit over pygmy owl

Groups threaten lawsuit over pygmy owl

PHOENIX — Known for its small size and auburn color, the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has environmentalists battling with federal officials over whether it should be protected.

September 26, 2014 1:11 pmLoading…
Tucson group pushes feds to protect monarch butterflies

Tucson group pushes feds to protect monarch butterflies

Environmentalists cite a population drop of more than 90 percent.

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Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

PHOENIX — Arizona Republicans who say the federal government is overstepping its boundaries are targeting a gray-wolf recovery program with bills that allow livestock owners to shoot the wolves while also directing the Legislature to consider banning conservation efforts.

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Feds designate 764K acres prime habitat for endangered jaguar

Feds designate 764K acres prime habitat for endangered jaguar

More than 764,000 acres of Southeast Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico became federally designated prime habitat for the endangered jaguar today.

March 04, 2014 12:36 pm Photos

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Environmentalists sue to force Fort Huachuca to spell out water impact or face mission cuts

Environmentalists sue to force Fort Huachuca to spell out water impact or face mission cuts

PHOENIX — Contending prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it’s impacting the San Pedro River.

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County spent money to buy land but not care for it, so maintenance costs are piling up

County spent money to buy land but not care for it, so maintenance costs are piling up

Monitoring and management are needed both to protect taxpayers' investment in open space and to meet the federal legal requirements of the county's conservation programs.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

A composite of six images shows the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The jaguar is only one controversial aspect of the proposal.

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US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to harass this country's only known wild jaguar, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. But that won't matter much, the agency adds - at least not in terms of jeopardizing the jaguar as a species or destroying its prime habitat.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

A remote camera photographed this male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.

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Did photo in Tucson capture tail of ocelot or jaguar?

Did photo in Tucson capture tail of ocelot or jaguar?

Arizona Game and Fish officials are analyzing a recent trail camera photo of either a jaguar or ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.

October 03, 2012 9:02 am Photos

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Wolf comeback in US called success, with special protections to end soon

Most wolves in the continental United States soon will be off federal assistance.

September 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona begins pronghorn breeding program

YUMA — Endangered Sonoran pronghorn are now living in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona.

January 06, 2012 8:12 amLoading…

Proposed critical habitat for rare frog bigger in Ariz., N.M.

A plan by federal wildlife officials would increase the critical habitat for a rare spotted frog found in Arizona and New Mexico.

September 22, 2011 2:30 pmLoading…

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