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‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’

Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.

Conservation groups look to block border wall construction

The groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction until a lawsuit challenging the project is decided.

Fish and Wildlife Service lays out concerns over border wall

The agency says wall construction through Pima and Cochise counties could harm many species.

Lost pelican lands in Tucson

The seabird is being treated by wildlife specialists.

Conservation, law enforcement and ranching: Weighing in on a proposed border fence

The majority of new bollard-style wall would run through protected areas in Pima and Cochise counties.

UNESCO designates vaquita porpoise habitat as ‘in danger’

There are estimated to be only 10 remaining vaquita porpoises in the Sea of Cortez.

500 Gila Topminnows make a splash at The Mission Garden

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Kimi Eisele on "The Lightest Object in the Universe"; singer Natalie Douglas returns to Tucson with the songs of Nat King Cole; and "A Love Letter to the Library" about MegaMania.

Bat night at the Mission Garden

Also: A new facility in Nogales, Sonora to help migrants following the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy; and strangers find common ground with "One Small Step".

4 rare pygmy owls successfully hatch at Phoenix Zoo

The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl's range has been declining since the '70s.

1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

The wolves are endangered. Officials in April said there are at least 131 in Arizona and New Mexico.

Researcher: Snakes holding steady against Tucson sprawl

A UA scientist is studying the impact of urban development on reptile wildlife.

Trump Administration Seeks to Build Border Wall Across Protected Lands

Environmental groups say a new wall would further endanger wildlife and habitat along the border.

Meet the T. Rex Cousin You Could Literally Look Down On

The 92-million-year-old relative of the so-called king of the dinosaurs only would have grown to about the size of a toddler.

State Seeks Public Comment on Proposed New Interstate

The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its preferred route for a new interstate from the Mexican border to north of Phoenix.

Jaguar Recovery Plan Envisions Sprawling Habitat Areas

The plan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service drew criticism from environmental groups.

UA Researchers Study Impact of Elephants on South African Landscapes

Elephant populations are prospering but causing problems for grassland tree and vegetation growth.

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