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Arizona Game and Fish Department

An endangered Mexican gray wolf from eastern Arizona has taken a risky journey over hundreds of miles to the Flagstaff area. It’s a rare instance of a wolf roaming so far westward away from the federally protected recovery population. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


US Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to downgrade a Colorado River fish, the razorback sucker, from “endangered” to “threatened.” KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to expand the area available for black-footed ferret reintroductions throughout northern and southeastern Arizona as well as parts of New Mexico and Utah. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports on how the plan is meant to help the endangered animal.


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A record number of captive-born endangered Mexican gray wolf pups have been placed in wild dens this year. It’s a process known as cross-fostering and is designed to increase genetic diversity in the struggling species. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The number of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest grew last year by 14%.

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