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Game and Fish: Fewer condors with lead poisoning

Fewer California condors were treated for lead poisoning over a one-year period ending in August. While the reason isn't clear, a state wildlife official said may have to do with more hunters in Arizona and particularly Utah taking steps to keep lead out of the environment. ... Read more»

California on verge of banning lead ammunition to protect condors

With California on the verge of becoming the first state to ban lead ammunition in order to protect California condors, advocates say a similar ban in Arizona would be unlikely.... Read more»

Feds move to protect northern Az wildflower, cite mining threats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Gierisch mallow endangered Tuesday, and proposed more than 12,000 acres in Arizona and Utah as critical habitat for the desert wildflower.... Read more»

Feds reject request to declare southeast Az snail endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a petition Thursday to list an Arizona snail as endangered, saying the Rosemont talussnail was actually the same species as a much more common snail.... Read more»

Feds turn down request to classify Phx palm trees as threatened

The federal government has rejected a request from an Arcadia-area homeowners association to classify the neighborhood’s black sphinx date palm trees as endangered.... Read more»

Feds propose listing two fish species as endangered

Federal authorities plan to designate nearly 800 miles of critical habitat for two threatened fish species in the Southwest, and change the status of the fish – the spikedace and loach minnow – from "threatened" to "endangered."... Read more»