The reintroduction of bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains has gotten off to a deadly and controversial start — with two bighorns killed by mountain lions, two predatory lions killed by state-sponsored hunters and many citizens voicing scathing criticisms of the project.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get about $10 million over a decade from Rosemont Copper for land, water rights and wildlife projects to compensate for impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine, the department announced Tuesday.
The proposed Rosemont Mine has gained a preliminary thumbs-up from the U.S. Fish and Wlidlife Service, with a new draft biological opinion saying that the mine isn’t likely to jeopardize the existence of any of nine endangered species including the jaguar or destroy jaguar critical habitat.
Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.
Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.
Tucson International Airport plans to install a solar-powered canopy over its entire main public parking lot over the next couple of years with the help of federal and state grants.
WASHINGTON — The 6-day-old giant panda cub that died at the National Zoo had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen, but zoo officials said Monday that they don’t yet know the cause of death.
A mountain lion lounges - clearly alert, but utterly relaxed - in its enclosure at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Jim and Ann Konz of Kansas City, Kan., check out the vistas from the museum's Coati Kid Clubhouse on the Desert Loop Trail.
The museum's director says the hummingbird exhibit is the most popular.
Desert bighorn sheep also are on exhibit at the museum.
Keeper Araceli Cons uses a blow-dryer to prepare a kit fox den for its occupants at the museum's Underground Life Exhibit.
On Labor Day, 60 years ago, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum opened its doors.
Conservation groups have sued to restore endangered status protection for small owls found in southern Arizona.
While continuing its fight over a proposed mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, the Pima County Board of Supervisors gave unanimous approval to a copper mining project in the Santa Catalinas Tuesday.
Brian Vance didn't know what to think at first.
More than 750 acres of Sonoran desert north of Sahuarita has
been given to the Reid Park Zoological Society to be used for