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The Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in eastern Arizona and New Mexico has long been hindered by illegal killings of the endangered animals. A recent study concluded it’s as big a factor in the population’s recovery as genetic diversity and health. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


Earth Notes: Endangered Razorback Suckers

Mar 15, 2017
Travis Francis

With humped back and small eyes, the razorback sucker is an odd-looking fish. Native to the Colorado River basin but now endangered, it’s been found recently in an unexpected place, the large artificial reservoir of Lake Powell.  

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Wildlife officials say they have evidence of a rare jaguar sighting in the United States.

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Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake has introduced a bill that would revamp the federal Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would give state and county governments more say in managing the endangered animals.


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Federal officials want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling population threatened by inbreeding.

It will ultimately be up to New Mexico and a federal court whether that happens since the state and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are locked in a legal battle over the endangered predator.

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