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Sierra Club opposes further bighorn releases in Catalina Mountains

An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.

May 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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Warming might defeat species evolution, University of Arizona professor says

Vertebrates would have to evolve 10,000 times faster than they ever have to keep up with the pace of change predicted for their climatic niches in the next century, says a University of Arizona researcher.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

The black-tailed prairie dogs, a keystone species, should improve grassland health and animal diversity in their new Sonoita-area home.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

A colony of black-tailed prairie dogs moved into new digs Monday as part of an Arizona Game and Fish Department program to re-establish the once-native species to its historic range.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Foraging bears in Sierra Vista prompt hunt

Foraging bears in Sierra Vista prompt hunt

Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista — prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.

September 25, 2012 5:06 pmLoading…

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