US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Trump administration is proposing to reclassify the humpback chub’s status under the Endangered Species Act from endangered to threatened. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a recent assessment found the fish no longer faces immediate extinction.

Sam Swartley/audubon.com

Catch sight of a small bird with narrow wings and a long square-tipped tail, hovering beside a road or perched on a telephone wire, and you’ve likely seen an American kestrel.

National Park Service

Prescott National Forest officials say they will soon close cliff faces on Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte ahead of the peregrine falcon nesting season.

NPS/Nathan Kostegian

U.S. wildlife officials will review whether more protections are needed for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states after animal advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas. 

New Mexico Bans Cougar Trapping and Snaring For Sport

Nov 25, 2019

State regulators in New Mexico have adopted new rules that will prohibit cougar trapping in upcoming seasons.  It marks a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for a broader ban of the practice on public lands across the state.