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Feds reaffirm western yellow-billed cuckoo’s threatened species status

Federal officials said Wednesday that the western yellow-billed cuckoo should remain a threatened species, rejecting an appeal by miners, ranchers that claimed the bird no longer needs protection.... Read more»

Feds deny endangered status for cactus pygmy-owl

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service refused to grant threatened- or endangered-species status Wednesday to the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl, even though there may be fewer than 50 of the birds left in the state.... Read more»1

Frogs rescued after wildfire find new home

Chiricahua leopard frogs saved from flooding after the Monument Fire near Sierra Vista have been moved to a lush, indoor riparian habitat at Glendale Community College, complete with a waterfall, pool and a host of bugs.... Read more»

Center for Biological Diversity

Wildlife group, utility at odds over rare loach minnow

A tiny fish and a utility company’s plan to repair a natural gas pipeline along an eastern Arizona river have the Center for Biological Diversity tangling with federal regulators.... Read more»