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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.

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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.

August 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

The northern Mexican gartersnake has joined the ranks of federally protected species.

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.

May 23, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Suit over Fort Huachuca water use dropped, but dispute continues

PHOENIX —Two environmental groups on Friday dropped their lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to determine the impact of Fort Huachuca on the San Pedro River.

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New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

A new batch of photos of an endangered male jaguar walking through the Santa Rita Mountains was released this week by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Some facts about the photos:

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Zebra dies in freak accident at Reid Park Zoo

Zebra dies in freak accident at Reid Park Zoo

Ajani, a Grevy’s zebra born at the Reid Park Zoo more than a year ago, died Monday morning in a freak accident, the zoo said.

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Two cacti, one native to Pima County, confirmed endangered

Two cacti, one native to Pima County, confirmed endangered

PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.

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Better photo of jaguar released

Better photo of jaguar released

A jaguar was photographed by a remote camera in the Santa Rita Mountains last week. It’s the latest of several photos of the same male jaguar that has been roaming the range south of Tucson since at least last year.

September 19, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…

Agreement limits relocation of wild wolves

PHOENIX — Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves entering Arizona from Mexico.

August 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Endangered crocodiles hatch at Ariz. sanctuary

Three endangered crocodiles have hatched at a Scottsdale reptile sanctuary.

August 25, 2013 1:48 pmLoading…
Report: Rosemont Mine won't jeopardize endangered species

Report: Rosemont Mine won't jeopardize endangered species

The proposed Rosemont Mine has gained a preliminary thumbs-up from the U.S. Fish and Wlidlife Service, with a new draft biological opinion saying that the mine isn’t likely to jeopardize the existence of any of nine endangered species including the jaguar or destroy jaguar critical habitat.

July 16, 2013 8:59 am Related
Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains' eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show.

June 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

There is ample prey - deer and javelina - in the area on the eastern flank of the Santa Ritas where the photos were taken. "It's the best (jaguar) habitat we have," says Jean Calhoun of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

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June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
DJ, Reid Park Zoo’s mandrill, dies

DJ, Reid Park Zoo’s mandrill, dies

A male mandrill named DJ that was born at the Reid Park Zoo in 1991 has died.

November 27, 2012 11:00 amLoading…

Ariz. game officials seek withdrawal of proposed jaguar habitat

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has asked that a proposal aimed at designating land in New Mexico and Arizona as critical habitat for the jaguar be withdrawn.

November 05, 2012 11:44 amLoading…

Protection again sought for desert eagle

PHOENIX - Saying federal officials continue to ignore the law, environmental groups are going back to court to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to get the desert bald eagle listed as endangered.

November 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Small cactus in Organ Pipe National Monument faces extinction

Small cactus in Organ Pipe National Monument faces extinction

A small, little-known cactus found in Organ Pipe National Monument west of Tucson faces a "high and immediate" threat of extinction, says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in proposing to protect it as an endangered species.

October 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Conservation groups sue to restore pygmy owl protection

Conservation groups have sued to restore endangered status protection for small owls found in southern Arizona.

August 23, 2012 10:16 amLoading…

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