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New Plan for Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery, 35 Years Later

Plan calls for focusing recovery efforts for endangered wolf in Arizona.

Government to Study Predator Program's Danger to Ocelot

Federal study tries to keep predator-prevention program from harming the endangered wild cat.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

Cochise County Fire at 15K Acres, 15% Contained

'Hard evacuation' notice issued for area around Cochise Stronghold.

Team Maps Genome of Mojave Desert Tortoise

Researchers are looking there for a 'gold mine' of information about changes and adaptations.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Sawmill Fire 94% Contained, Evacuation Notices Lifted

Human-caused fire burned nearly 47,000 acres southeast of Tucson.

Bee Swarms Can Bring Pain to Spring's Beauty

Busiest time for potentially dangerous swarms lasts through May.

Tucson Science Rally Gains Momentum as Earth Day Approaches

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Attorney General Sessions gives speech in Nogales; artist Lex Gjurasic stamps out reality; and Arizona's round-tailed ground squirrels get the attention they deserve.

The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

Episode 130: Feeding Tucson With Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greens, Herbs

Plus, hate crimes ordinance, reaction to Islamic Center vandalism, Jewish Center bomb threats.

New Idea in 30-Year Effort to Save Mexican Wolf

State game official says captive-bred pups are the problem, so raise them with wild pups.

Why Did the Deer Cross the Road? Because She Had a Safe Place to Pass

The $10M wildlife overpass/underpass project is being used heavily by mule deer.

Blocking Biodiversity: Why a 'Great Wall' Might Not Be Great for Wildlife

A border wall could impact numerous endangered species, including jaguars.

Reward Offered in Deer Poaching Case Near San Manuel

'Poachers aren't hunters,' state Game and Fish says after deer shot outside of hunting season.

Episode 306: Face to Face With a Jaguar

Understanding the big cat and its range in Southwest has grown with recent sightings.

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