Posts Categorized: Southwest

desert tortoise in Mojave Desert, ©Nate Rathbun

A Tough Race »

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed doubling off-road vehicle routes in the western Mojave Desert, placing the already threated desert tortoise in greater danger.

Mexican gray wolf, © Wolf Conservation Center

Where the Wild Lobos Are »

Thirty years after the last few Mexican gray wolves roamed the southwestern United States borderlands, a handful of intrepid, captive born lobos took tentative steps from their pens into a silent, snowy forest in eastern Arizona.

Jaguar, © Barry Draper

The Long-awaited Return »

With one solitary jaguar back in the U.S., and plans in the works to move its conservation forward, could we soon see a real return of this long-absent native species?