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UNESCO designates vaquita porpoise habitat as ‘in danger’

There are estimated to be only 10 remaining vaquita porpoises in the Sea of Cortez.

500 Gila Topminnows make a splash at The Mission Garden

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Bat night at the Mission Garden

Also: A new facility in Nogales, Sonora to help migrants following the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy; and strangers find common ground with "One Small Step".

4 rare pygmy owls successfully hatch at Phoenix Zoo

The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl's range has been declining since the '70s.

1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

The wolves are endangered. Officials in April said there are at least 131 in Arizona and New Mexico.

Researcher: Snakes holding steady against Tucson sprawl

A UA scientist is studying the impact of urban development on reptile wildlife.

Trump Administration Seeks to Build Border Wall Across Protected Lands

Environmental groups say a new wall would further endanger wildlife and habitat along the border.

Meet the T. Rex Cousin You Could Literally Look Down On

The 92-million-year-old relative of the so-called king of the dinosaurs only would have grown to about the size of a toddler.

State Seeks Public Comment on Proposed New Interstate

The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its preferred route for a new interstate from the Mexican border to north of Phoenix.

Jaguar Recovery Plan Envisions Sprawling Habitat Areas

The plan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service drew criticism from environmental groups.

UA Researchers Study Impact of Elephants on South African Landscapes

Elephant populations are prospering but causing problems for grassland tree and vegetation growth.

As the Colorado River Basin Dries, Can an Accidental Oasis Survive?

As the fate of the Colorado River's delta is in the hands of many groups, inadvertent wetland Ciénega de Santa Clara has an uncertain future.

Endangered Black-Footed Ferret Count Falls Short of Agency Hopes

A recent Arizona Game and Fish spotlight event found only four ferrets in the wild.

Agency Collecting Animals Killed by Cars, Poachers for Tribes

The state's wildlife agency is helping Native American tribes looking for animal parts for cultural and religious use.

Study Confirms Mexican Wolf Status, Changes Red Wolf Classification

The study recommends maintaining the wolf's endangered subspecies status, which it may be stripped of.

Body of Dead Vaquita Porpoise Found as Report Says Only 10 Left

The critically endangered marine mammal found in the Sea of Cortez is in danger of extinction due to illegal fishing nets.

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