Endangered Species

Earth Notes
10:20 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Earth Notes: Helping Mexican Wolves Get a Good Start

Foster parents help a lot of kids from difficult backgrounds in getting a better start in life. Now they’re also helping a rare species that’s been struggling to gain a foothold in the Southwestern wilds.

Read more
Fronteras
4:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle Protection In Limbo

Close-up shot of a bald eagle. Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator.

In April the federal government took the Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle off the endangered species list. And that’s caused deep concern from people who love this bird in the southwest.

On a recent sunny morning Arizona Game and Fish biologist Kyle McCarty climbed to the top of a tall Ponderosa pine tree and into a bald eagle nest.

Read more
KNAU and Arizona News
5:34 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Add Two More Species to AZ's Endangered and Threatened Species List

Three Forks springsnails in their natural habitat
Mike Martinez US Fish and Wildlife Service

Arizona is home to dozens of plants and animals that are listed as endangered or threatened.

And the US Fish and Wildlife Service has just added two more.

Federal officials have designated the Three Forks Springsnail as endangered and the San Bernadino springsnail as threatened.