Endangered Species

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Biologists have released endangered fish into a Grand Canyon creek to try to improve their chances of survival.

Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium

Summers like this one, the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico is a river without water. When it dries up, tiny fish become trapped in shrinking pools. But rescue missions are underway.  


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A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died.

https://mexicanwolves.org/

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts.

Richard Spitzer

For the first time a bat has recovered from its status as an endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to de-list Arizona’s lesser long-nosed bat. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

George Andrejko, AZGFD

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a fish native to the Colorado River is no longer in immediate danger of extinction. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports the humpback chub will be reclassified as “threatened” instead of “endangered.”


Michael Chow/The Republic

Federal wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two endangered Mexican gray wolves.

Nagel Photography/Shutterstock

There are at least 114 Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest.

Ainslee S. Wittig

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a criminal investigation of a wind-energy farm in southeastern Arizona to determine whether prosecution is warranted in the deaths of a federally protected golden eagle and an endangered bat, according to federal wildlife officials.

NAGEL PHOTOGRAPHY / SHUTTERSTOCK

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf as wildlife managers prepare for an annual survey of the endangered species along the Arizona-New Mexico border.

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