Endangered Species

Dan Sorensen / Western Rivers Conservancy

The U.S. Forest Service has purchased the last parcel of private land along Fossil Creek in central Arizona. It’s one of only two “Wild and Scenic Rivers” in the state. The purchase means the Forest Service can now manage the entire river corridor.

Jim Rorabaugh/USFWS

Scientists have created the first map of the entire range of the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. It shows the bird’s habitat is threatened by drought and exotic beetles.

Carol Chambers/Flickr

A lab at Northern Arizona University has developed a new way to identify rare and endangered bats … by extracting DNA from their droppings.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Photo by Bruce Taubert

Wildlife officials say bald eagles are surpassing population expectations in Arizona.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said Thursday that the birds have had record-breaking numbers this year in breeding areas, eggs laid and young hatched.


People rightly think of the jaguar as a resident of rainforest and jungle. But the secretive spotted cat is also native to the Southwest, including Arizona and New Mexico, and was confirmed during the twentieth century as far north as the Grand Canyon and Gila Wilderness.