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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.

Court halts timber activity in Southwest over threatened owl

A U.S. district judge said government agencies have shirked their responsibility to count the Mexican spotted owl.

It's always bat night at the Mission Garden.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Climbing Mt. Lemmon in the bootprints of Sara Plummer Lemmon; and food writer Jane Stern's love affair with American diners.

Tortoise deserves endangered species protections, enviro groups say

Two conservation groups have filed suit over what they say is the failure of the federal government to protect the Sonoran desert tortoise.

Arizona bans hunting contests for killing coyotes

The ban doesn't apply to the lawful hunting of predators.

New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies

Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.

"Never again, para nadie."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

‘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.

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