Protect and Conserve Arizona’s Native Wildlife and Habitats
Arizona is an amazing and ecologically rich state, making it the ideal home for a wide diversity of species. Our state’s rich flora – almost 4000 species of native plants – is unequalled by few other regions of the United States and provides unique habitat for a wealth of animal species:
Unfortunately, many of the species that inhabit our state are on the path to extinction. With 62 federally-listed endangered and threatened species – 45 animals and 17 plants – Arizona ranks within the top 10 states for listed species.
A hotter, drier climate is likely to drive more of these species closer to the brink, which is why it is essential to limit impacts from development, roads, water diversions, overgrazing of livestock, agriculture, nonnative species, and much more.
September 5, 2012, Suit Filed to Protect Wildlife From Lead Poisoning in Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest PHOENIX, Ariz.— Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today for failing to protect wildlife from toxic lead in spent ammunition in Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest. The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council filed suit under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a federal law governing disposal of hazardous waste. Lead bullet fragments from hunting contaminate the food supply for Arizona wildlife such as condors, bald and golden eagles, northern goshawks, ferruginous hawks and ravens; and are also a hazard to human health for those eating game shot with lead ammunition. Read full Press Release (70 KB pdf), Read Complaint (86 KB pdf)
Get involved with our various wildlife outings and events! Check out our Online Calendar for upcoming opportunities.
Check out our latest Action Alerts to take action on current wildlife issues.
For more information about how you can get involved, upcoming meetings and events, and more, please contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dale Volz at email@example.com.
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These are just some of the cool critters that call our state home and that we have worked with. If you would like information about a different species, please contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Factsheet (102 KB pdf) – learn more about Arizona’s wildlife and how you can get involved
Habitat Connectivity (coming soon) – learn why habitat connectivity is one of the key issues for wildlife species and what’s being done to preserve or enhance important corridors
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – visit the webpage for the Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Arizona Game and Fish Department – visit the webpage for our state wildlife agency
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To get involved with the Sierra Club’s wildlife work in Arizona, please contact our office at (602) 253-8633 or email email@example.com