Center for Biological Diversity

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Critical Habitat for Jaguars Unnecessary, Arizona Game and Fish Department Says

    After years of litigation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services designated over 700,000 acres in Arizona and New Mexico as "critical habitat" for jaguars.While jaguars have been on the endangered species list since 1972, it's only been as a foreign species, meaning the U.S. government did not need to com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Arizona Game and Fish Granted Federal Permit to "Take" Jaguars 15 Months After Botched "Macho B" Job

    Macho B, the last known, wild jaguar in the United States, was euthanized by the Arizona Game and Fish Department 15 months ago.​We just got word that the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been granted a federal permit to "take" (trap) more jaguars despite being partially responsible for the il ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Condoms With Slogans Advocating for Endangered Species to be Handed Out on Valentine's Day​"Hump smarter, save the snail darter," is one of six, um, catchy slogans that will appear on condoms to be distributed by the Tucson-based endangered species advocacy group, Center for Biological Diversity, on Valentine's Day.No, "don't be a whore, save a condor," is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Feds Claim Criminal Wrongdoing in Death of Macho B, Arizona's Last Known Jaguar

    ​The Arizona Game and Fish Department may have some explaining to do over the death of the last known jaguar in Arizona. A report filed by the Department of the Interior alleges that the initial capture of the cat, known as Macho B, was probably intentional and violated the Endangered Species ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Mexican Gray Wolf Management Reclaimed by Government; Wolf Numbers in Arizona and New Mexico Too Small, Experts Say

    Image: Wikimedia Commons​ Management of Arizona and New Mexico's small population of re-introduced Mexican gray wolves will be returned to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service following a lawsuit by environmentalists. A news release by the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Lawsuit Filed to Protect "Adorable" Arizona Songbird Threatened by Imported Beetles

    The Center for Biological Diversity and Maricopa Audobon Society filed a lawsuit in federal court today in an effort to protect the southwestern willow flycatcher bird from imported salt cedar leaf beetles.The leaf-eating beetles were imported from Kazakhstan a few years ago and released (illegally, ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Doomed River

    The Southwest's last free-flowing stream ran dry for eight days in mid-July. It's time to act

  • News

    June 23, 2005


    Letters from the issue of Thursday, June 23, 2005

  • News

    June 9, 2005


    Letters from the issue of Thursday, June 9, 2005

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    The Rancher's Revenge

    When environmentalists attacked, rancher Jim Chilton used the best ammunition he could find -- and it came from his enemy

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    For the Birds

    Are 18 birds in the nest worth 21 billion gallons of water down the drain?

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Gutless Wonders

    Here's an idea, county supes: Audit the freakin' sheriff's office for the first time ever!

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Born Again

    Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Big Bad Developer

    George Johnson is quickly becoming the most notorious developer in Arizona

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    River Gamble

    Rick Renzi's hoping people buy his line that an amendment he's sponsoring has nothing to do with his father's defense business

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Mock Turtle Scoop

    The Spike clears up tale of the tortoises and the harebrained

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Shades of Green

    The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Just Plain Cuckoo

    What was the Audubon Society thinking when it named a pro-development Republican to head its new statewide effort?

  • News

    August 23, 2001


    From the week of August 23, 2001

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Bye Bye Birdie

    An endangered bird is thriving in the dry bottom of Roosevelt Lake. Too bad it's in the way of water for Phoenix.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Range Wars

    Tolerance of ranching puts The Nature Conservancy at odds with the environmental community

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Wolfing Down Beef

    A Mexican gray wolf pack learns to kill cattle and loses its freedom

  • News

    November 25, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 6, 1997