A hunter photographed an adult male jaguar in Southeast Arizona
after his dogs treed it, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials
Weather permitting Saturday night, crews will be conducting
burnout operations in Carr and Ramsey canyons. Crews made progress
with operations in Miller Canyon, trying to keep the fire west of
Arizona 92. The fire made a run Saturday afternoon toward the
highway from the canyon, but crews fo…
The dozer was working to build a fire line, fort's commander
says. Water trucks will now be used to spray behind dozers.
Meanwhile, the much larger Monument Fire is holding in Miller
Canyon, above homes, but winds are a worry. Cost to fight it so
far: $4.1 million. Evacuated: 2,900 homes.
The Mexican gray wolf could get stronger protection,
environmentalists say, due to a federal decision to consider
classifying it as an endangered species on its own.
The young girl stands in the sunshine, holding a solar panel, a
symbol of a new copper mine's environmental promise.
The biologist at the center of the controversy over a jaguar's
capture and subsequent death last year admitted Friday in federal
court that he tried to snare the animal, known as Macho B.
An Arizona Game and Fish Department employee has been put on
administrative leave as a result of an internal department
investigation into last year's capture and death of the jaguar
Macho B, the department said Tuesday.
The Mexican wolf population in Arizona and New Mexico plunged to
its lowest level in seven years in 2009, with eight wolves
including four pups found dead last year, officials said
Last year's capture of the last known wild jaguar in the United
States by state workers was intentional - and the evidence points
to criminal wrongdoing, a new federal report says.
The capture of Macho B, the last known wild jaguar in the United States, was intentional, according to a new investigative report by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
The two young biologists tried to sedate the snared jaguar with
a blow gun. They thrust at it with an improvised jab stick.
Arizona's Game and Fish Department may have lacked the proper
permit to capture a jaguar when Macho B stepped into a snare trap
in Southern Arizona's oak woodlands last February.
The State Game and Fish employees who captured Macho B Feb. 18
used the simplest existing protocol for handling the wild cat, not
a more complete one that could have better protected the nation's
last known wild jaguar.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open a criminal
investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture and
euthanization of the jaguar Macho B, service officials said
A trap the state says inadvertently snared the last known wild
jaguar in the United States actually was baited with female jaguar
scat, a member of the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project
New information about the Feb. 18 capture and subsequent death
of Macho B has prompted an investigation by Arizona's Attorney
Pulte Homes has pulled out of a proposed Anthem housing
development in Benson, citing the weak national housing market.