But environmentalists and ranchers aren't happy with the new federal guidelines.
They're now allowed to roam only in Eastern Arizona, southwest New Mexico.
Not enough is being done to save Mexican gray wolves, lawsuit contends.
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.
Environmentalists cite a population drop of more than 90 percent.
The northern Mexican gartersnake has joined the ranks of federally protected 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX — Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves entering Arizona from Mexico.
Three endangered crocodiles have hatched at a Scottsdale reptile sanctuary.
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.
A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains' eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show.
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.
A male mandrill named DJ that was born at the Reid Park Zoo in 1991 has died.
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.