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Tequila makers, volunteers lift endangered bats off the mat

An unusual alliance of researchers and tequila makers have helped rescue a crucial American Southwest pollinator known as the lesser long-nosed bat from the brink of extinction, according to U.S. wildlife managers who want the bat removed from the endangered and threatened species list. ... Read more»0

U.S. land managers reject development near Grand Canyon

U.S. land managers on Friday rejected a plan that could have opened the way for housing and commercial expansion near the Grand Canyon’s celebrated South Rim, a surprise decision that was decried by developers but praised by environmental groups. ... Read more»0

U.S. population of endangered Mexican gray wolves declined in 2015

The southwestern U.S. population of endangered Mexican gray wolves declined by 12 percent last year after five years of steady growth, leading wildlife advocates to suggest that illegal killings of the beleaguered predators may be to blame. ... Read more»0