wildlife

Arizona Game and Fish Department

A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern U.S.

Shaula Hedwall

The Museum Fire burned nearly two thousand acres north of Flagstaff last July. The area is home to a federally threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl, and the fire affected three patches of habitat set aside for them, called Protected Activity Centers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with two wildlife biologists about how the owls are doing now, Shaula Hedwall of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Julia Camps of the Coconino National Forest.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it has spotted bald eagles nesting in a saguaro cactus for the first time in several decades.

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U.S. wildlife officials are seeking public comment as they prepare to update a rule that guides management of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

BLM

The Bureau of Land Management has proposed reducing the wild burro population in Mohave County through fertility controls. They say the animal’s numbers are four times the sustainable amount, creating ecological and other hazards. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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