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United States Fish And Wildlife Service

State sues to require new Mexican wolf plan

State sues to require new Mexican wolf plan

Cites sovereignty, cost concerns.

June 08, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American Southwest

Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American Southwest

At least 109 wolves are spread among forested lands in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.

February 13, 2015 12:13 pm Related Loading…
Steller: Lone wolf deserves chance to meet others

Steller: Lone wolf deserves chance to meet others

Female is likely looking for a mate, according to former federal expert.

November 27, 2014 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Ranchers, environmentalists alike don't like Mexican wolf plan

They're now allowed to roam only in Eastern Arizona, southwest New Mexico.

November 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Rocky Mountain wolf traveled hundreds of miles to Arizona

Rocky Mountain wolf traveled hundreds of miles to Arizona

It's the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years.

November 21, 2014 4:15 pm Related Loading…
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…
US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

Possible ramifications loom for Rosemont Mine, Fort Huachuca.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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…
Plan would put grizzlies in Grand Canyon

Plan would put grizzlies in Grand Canyon

Petition cites 110,000 square miles of potential bear habitat in four Western states.

June 21, 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…

Auditor: $1M in travel for Game and Fish unecessary

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is spending about a million dollars a year in travel that may not be necessary or appropriate, state auditors reported Thursday.

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Mexican gray wolf: Where the wild things aren’t

Mexican gray wolf: Where the wild things aren’t

When I was the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I was fortunate enough to take part in the release of 11 Mexican gray wolves into Arizona’s Apache National Forest in 1998.

September 30, 2013 12:00 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
New photos of jaguar taken SE of Tucson released by feds

New photos of jaguar taken SE of Tucson released by feds

Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains were released today by the federal government.

December 20, 2012 4:06 pmLoading…

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.

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Wanted Mexican gray wolf captured in NM

 A female Mexican gray wolf wanted for killing too many cows in southwestern New Mexico was captured Wednesday following an extensive search, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced.

October 10, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

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…

Officials gauge rare snail's status in Southern Arizona

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will assess whether to grant federal protection to a rare snail found in southern Arizona.

July 26, 2012 7:15 amLoading…

Court OKs settlement over hazardous waste at AZ mine

U.S. District Court for Arizona has approved a $6.8 million settlement that Phoenix-based Freeport McMoRan will pay over the past release of hazardous substances from the Morenci mine.

July 03, 2012 2:02 pmLoading…

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