Black bear in Patagonia Mountains

Protect the Patagonias From Destructive Mining

May 29, 2024

An Australian-based company called South32 is pushing to expand its Hermosa mine onto public land in Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, and we need your help to stop it.  This area, part…
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Patagonia spring

Protect Patagonia Springs and Creeks From Mining

December 14, 2023

Hundreds of springs in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, as well as the wildlife that depend on them, are at risk. A mining company called South32 seeks to develop a new…
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Star plant

A Sonoran Field Trip During the Rainy Season

August 10, 2023

In the middle of this past July, I had the great pleasure of going on an outing to check remote wildlife cameras at Rancho Nuevo near Moctezuma, Sonora. Joining me…
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Pinacate beetle

Creature Feature: Pinacate Beetles

July 28, 2023

With monsoon season underway here in the Sky Islands, beetles are all about. Recently, it got me thinking about one of my favorites, which is in the family of darkling…
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Black bear

Border Wall Settlement Presents Significant Opportunity to Study Wildlife Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico

July 26, 2023

Last week, the Sierra Club announced its long-awaited settlement in the case Sierra Club v. Biden, which marks a monumental victory for wildlife and borderland communities impacted by illegal wall…
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Mexican spotted owl

The Endangered Species Act Turns 50

May 19, 2023

In 1973, following the first Earth Day celebrations and as part of a movement toward greater environmental awareness, the Endangered Species Act was established to prevent the extinction of plants…
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Photo Gallery: 2023 Earth Day Border BioBlitz

April 25, 2023

This past weekend for Earth Day, Sky Island Alliance joined the 2023 Border BioBlitz, a month-long event held each April that seeks to document the diversity of life in our…
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Mule deer

Animals That Love the Night and Dark Skies

April 19, 2023

  Night provides essential habitat for many wildlife species here in the Sky Islands, from bats and owls to rats and ringtails. Over time these species have evolved to see…
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Border BioBlitz

This April, Join the 2023 Border BioBlitz

March 5, 2023

  Since 2018, the Border BioBlitz has been an annual community science effort to record as many species as possible along the U.S.-Mexico border. This year Sky Island Alliance is…
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Evans Canyon

UN-Funded Conservation Project Takes Off in Sonora

February 22, 2023

  In 2022 the United Nations Development Program, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Ayuda en Acción in México launched a call for project proposals to enhance the health of rivers in priority…
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