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United States Fish And Wildlife Service

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


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.

December 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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.

November 05, 2012 11:44 amLoading…

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…

2 Arizona snails get Fed protection

PHOENIX — Two types of snails native to eastern and southern Arizona are getting protection under the Endangered Species Act.

April 17, 2012 8:41 amLoading…

More Mexican wolves in Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal officials said Friday there are more Mexican gray wolves in the wild in the Southwest than there have been in each of the past five years, giving a glimmer of hope to a program that has been struggling to return the endangered animals to their historic range.

February 03, 2012 11:05 amLoading…

Arizona eases gray wolf reintroduction stance

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has backed off its strict stance against any new releases of endangered Mexican gray wolves.

January 16, 2012 10:02 amLoading…

Feds kill wolf near Arizona-N.M. border

Federal wildlife officials killed a female wolf Wednesday night after she repeatedly returned to a ranch across the border from Arizona in Catron County, N.M.

December 16, 2011 12:02 pmLoading…

Tucson's dismembered eagle mystery solved

A bald eagle with missing feathers and feet found in late November in the Gates Pass area was legally obtained and used for a Native American ritual, officials said.

December 15, 2011 12:02 pmLoading…

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…

Mexican wolf found dead in eastern Arizona

A field team tracking the comings and goings of Mexican wolf packs in eastern Arizona has recovered a dead female wolf.

August 26, 2011 12:00 pmLoading…

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