The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.
A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.
Monitoring and management are needed both to protect taxpayers' investment in open space and to meet the federal legal requirements of the county's conservation programs.
A jaguar was photographed by a remote camera in the Santa Rita Mountains last week. It’s the latest of several photos of the same male jaguar that has been roaming the range south of Tucson since at least last year.
PHOENIX — Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves entering Arizona from Mexico.
The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to lead to unintentional "harassment" of an endangered jaguar, but - contrary to an article and secondary headline in Wednesday's Star - is not expected to kill the animal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.
The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to harass this country's only known wild jaguar, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. But that won't matter much, the agency adds - at least not in terms of jeopardizing the jaguar as a species or destroying its prime habitat.
A composite of six images shows the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The jaguar is only one controversial aspect of the proposal.
A remote camera photographed this male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.
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.
Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains were released today by the federal government.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists are blasting a federal government decision not to list the Mexican gray wolf as a separate subspecies under the Endangered Species Act.
Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.
This male pygmy owl was sighted in the Altar Valley area on Arizona state land near Three Points in August 2003.
Conservation groups have sued to restore endangered status protection for small owls found in Southern Arizona.
Conservation groups have sued to restore endangered status protection for small owls found in southern Arizona.
The jaguar above was photographed by a remote camera in an isolated canyon of the Sonoran Sky Islands, 30 miles south of the border.
The U.S. proposed Friday to designate about 1,309 square miles across Southern Arizona and a sliver of New Mexico as prime habitat that is essential for conservation of the endangered jaguar.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate about 838,000 acres, mostly in Southern Arizona, as critical habitat for jaguars.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will assess whether to grant federal protection to a rare snail found in southern Arizona.