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Poachers swarm vaquita refuge ‘like never before’

A conservationist said the number of poachers in the endangered porpoise's habitat — casting nets for a fish called the totoaba — is unprecedented.

Marana's Tortolita Preserve protected from development, for now

The town will continue making lease payments on the 2,400-acre wildlife preserve.

Celebrate Christmas the John Waters way.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The 89-90 Trip" spends a day in Yellowstone National Park; and the legacy of ecologist Aldo Leopold.

How to ID a Bee.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A closer look at how Tucson neighborhoods voted in the last local election; The 89-90 Trip: Day Three begins in Panguitch, Utah; and "Tilly the Trickster" at the Live Theatre Workshop.

Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since the project started releasing treated wastewater in June.

Border wall construction continues across sensitive lands in Arizona

Contractors are working on new border wall east of Douglas, which will cross the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge.

Mount Lemmon highway reopened after wildfire

Officials say the "Molino Fire" was human-caused.

Photo sparks increased concern over fishing in vaquita refuge

Fishermen say they returned to the small, endangered porpoise's habitat out of desperation.

Javelina bite could lead to fine and rabies shots for Tucson woman

The unidentified resident was a "habitual" wildlife feeder, says Arizona Game and Fish.

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Management of the endangered predators in the Southwest requires some rethinking, environmental groups say.

Study finds plastic in stomachs of 20% of Mexican fish

Microplastics are created when plastic breaks down in ocean water.

Bald eagle numbers dip in Arizona despite more breeding area

While counts decreased over the previous year, an official said the expanded breeding areas point to a strong population.

Animal-masked artists protest construction of border wall

A group of Tucson artists staged an art performance near Lukeville last Sunday.

Exploring the future through the past: Tucson's Sunshine Mile.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A preview of Film Fest Tucson 2019, and how one woman's dream of helping wildlife is making a big difference in the Sonoran Desert.

Without government aid, fishermen in Mexico return to endangered porpoise habitat

Fishermen in the Sea of Cortez say they haven't received compensation like in previous years, so they're returning to the vaquita marina's waters for shrimp season.

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Park officials say the hundreds of bison at the park are harming water sources and the landscape.

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