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Here's how to help prevent wildfires this summer

Just over half of wildfires in the Southwest are human-caused.

Fire near Elgin prompts evacuations

Winds pushed the fire across several thousand acres by mid-afternoon.

Pandemic in pajamas while birding for blog.

Bisbee author turns to nature and photographs to write new chapters.

Inbreeding won’t doom the endangered vaquita marina — but fishing nets might

Research now finds that, genetically speaking, there is still hope the vaquita population can recover.

Conservation group says waters less risky for endangered vaquita porpoise

The group partnered with the Mexican Navy to bring down the number of fishing nets in Mexico's Vaquita Refuge

Senate votes to make Arizona monument a national park

Chiricahua National Monument encompasses more than 12,000 acres.

Longfin dace return to lower Santa Cruz River

The dace were last in the area over a century ago.

Mexican wildlife managers release 2 pairs of wolves

The wolves came from the Ladder Ranch in southern New Mexico and were placed in two areas in the state of Chihuahua.

"Living Dead in Denmark" - a zombie sequel to "Hamlet"?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Craig Johnson and actor A Martinez talk about "Longmire" at the Tucson Festival of Books; and Bisbee celebrates "The Return of the Turkey Vultures".

Pygmy owl could get protections again; comment period ends Feb. 22

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list a tiny desert owl as a threatened species.

U.S. files complaint citing Mexico's lack of protections for vaquita marina porpoise

In the first environmental complaint under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the U.S. is calling for a consultation with Mexico over protections for a critically endangered porpoise.

How Rancho Feliz uses volunteer power to break the cycle of poverty in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Marquez Price on his debut poetry collection; meet the new executive director for the Tucson Audubon Society; and "Stories That Soar!" shares a story written by a 5th grade student who is a Bengali immigrant.

State reports more than 40,000 migratory sandhill cranes in annual 'crane count'

The largest concentration of cranes — about 30,000 — is at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near McNeal.

US proposes changes to Mexican gray wolf management

Officials argue removing population limits and setting goals for genetic diversity will help the endangered species.

U.S. formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

The humpback chub is one of about a dozen that are native to the Colorado River system and four that are currently endangered.

Mexico, Sea Shepherd reach agreement to return patrol ships to Sea of Cortez

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s activist crews will once again patrol the Upper Gulf of California for fishing nets considered the leading threat to the vaquita marina porpoise.

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