endangered species http://kunm.org en Fish and Wildlife Service Wants More Room for Jaguars http://kunm.org/post/fish-and-wildlife-service-wants-more-room-jaguars <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; ">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group is pressing federal officials to set aside millions of acres in Arizona and New Mexico for jaguars.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:18:45 +0000 The Associated Press 20193 at http://kunm.org Fish and Wildlife Service Wants More Room for Jaguars FWS orders "lethal removal" of Mexican Gray Wolf http://kunm.org/post/fws-orders-lethal-removal-mexican-gray-wolf <p>UPDATED 8/12/12. 3:15 pm</p><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rescinded its lethal removal order for AF1188. The agency has agreed to allow the Arizona-based <a href="http://southwestwildlife.org/">Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center</a> to provide permanent sanctuary to the female wolf.</p><p>--</p><p>Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in Albuquerque ordered the killing of a Mexican Gray Wolf whose pack is responsible for the killing of four head of cattle within the past year.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:44:42 +0000 Laura Paskus 16913 at http://kunm.org FWS orders "lethal removal" of Mexican Gray Wolf Saving fish from a drying river http://kunm.org/post/saving-fish-drying-river <p>The monsoon rains arrived this month, but it&rsquo;s still hot and dry in New Mexico.</p><p>The ongoing drought is placing stress on the state&rsquo;s rivers and streams, including the Rio Grande. And while cities and farmers still receive their shares of water, each summer, one user gets left out&mdash;the Rio Grande itself. Like it has every summer for the past decade, the Rio Grande downstream of Albuquerque is drying.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:48:59 +0000 Laura Paskus 15773 at http://kunm.org Saving fish from a drying river Feds seek comments on flycatcher habitat proposal http://kunm.org/post/feds-seek-comments-flycatcher-habitat-proposal <p>The public has two months to weigh in on a proposal to revise critical habitat for the endangered Southwestern willow flycatcher in six states.</p><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has identified more than 2,100 stream miles in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico as part of the habitat proposal.</p><p>The agency says about 900 miles are currently being considered for exclusion from the final designation, while two more locations in Arizona could be added.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:37:10 +0000 The Associated Press 15470 at http://kunm.org Feds seek comments on flycatcher habitat proposal Chiricahua frogs released into Ariz. mountains http://kunm.org/post/chiricahua-frogs-released-ariz-mountains <p>More than 150 Chiricahua leopard frogs have been released into the Galiuros Mountains by Arizona officials.</p><p>The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently announced that the threatened adult and juvenile frogs were released at the new location where they haven&#39;t been seen since the 1990s.</p><p>Until the 1970s, Chiricahua leopard frogs lived in ponds and creeks across central and southeastern Arizona, but populations have declined significantly due to drought, disease, habitat loss and threats from other species.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:15:28 +0000 The Associated Press 15426 at http://kunm.org Chiricahua frogs released into Ariz. mountains Gila fire prompts rescue of threatened fish http://kunm.org/post/gila-fire-prompts-rescue-threatened-fish <p>Biologists are trying to save a threatened trout species in southwestern New Mexico, even as crews around the West struggle to contain blazes that have charred hundreds of square miles of forested countryside.</p><p>The concern is that after the fires, summer rains could choke waterways with ash, soil and charred debris. A team is using electroshocking devices to temporarily stun the <font color="red">Gila</font> (HEE&#39;-luh) trout. The fish are then scooped up and ferried to a hatchery in northern New Mexico for safe keeping.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:59:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Laura Paskus 14328 at http://kunm.org