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BP plans 63 miles of new border wall, up to 30 ft. high, in 3 protected Az wilderness areas

The Border Patrol is seeking to construct nearly 63 miles of new border walls, rising up to 30 feet tall, along three protected wilderness areas in Southern Arizona. ... Read more»

Az wildlife managers rely on public to help stop poaching

Because of negative effects poaching can have on wildlife management – and the multimillion-dollar economic impact hunting has on the state – Arizona Game & Fish is emphasizing catching poachers. ... Read more»

BioDiv tells UN that U.S. has 'obligation' to protect species threatened by border wall

Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity, along with representatives of the Tohono O'odham in Sonora and a coalition of Mexican enviro groups, are pushing for the UN to investigate the consequences of the Trump administration's plan to build a border wall along the northern edge of a nature preserve.... Read more»

With 'sustainable' bighorn herd in Catalinas, G&F says no more mtn lion killings

With a population of more than 80 bighorn sheep back at home in the Santa Catalinas, Arizona Game and Fish is now taking a more hands-off approach. The biggest change, announced this week, is that the agency will no longer hunt and kill mountain lions which prey on the sheep in the mountains just north of Tucson.... Read more»

Another bighorn dies in the Catalinas

Another bighorn sheep has died in the Santa Catalina Mountains — this one as the result of a fall, state wildlife officials reported Thursday.... Read more»

15 lambs now part of Catalina bighorn herd

Arizona Game and Fish biologists have confirmed the birth of a fifteenth lamb born to bighorn sheep transplanted to the Santa Catalina Mountains last year. ... Read more»

Video: Bighorn lamb filmed north of Tucson

A video released by Arizona Game and Fish on Tuesday shows a bighorn lamb playing in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.... Read more»

Photos: Bighorn return to Catalinas

A bit tentatively, 31 bighorn sheep leapt from a trailer and disappeared into the rocky desert scrub as a herd was released in the Catalina Mountains on Monday morning — replacements for sheep that died out in the area on the 1990s. (with video)... Read more»1

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J.C. Scott: Isquierdo talks about the 'New Sunnyside'

An interview with controversial Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo, plus Tucsoncitizen.com Administrator Mark B. Evans, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder on the wind-up of Tucson baseball, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes.... Read more»1

Survey finds key Arizona bighorn sheep herd still depleted

A southwestern Arizona herd of desert bighorn sheep once used to replenish populations across the Southwest remained depleted for the 12th year in a row, according to a survey by federal and state wildlife officials.... Read more»