Field Notes

Webinar Recap: Binational Experts Discuss Sky Island Biodiversity and Conservation

July 6, 2021

In April, our Conservation Director Paulo Quadri had the pleasure of moderating the University of Arizona’s three-part webinar series on Sky Island biodiversity and conservation. Diverse panelists from different universities, nonprofits, research labs, and government agencies across the U.S. and Mexico joined to discuss the scientific work they’re doing to help protect and restore the Sky Island region on a transnational scale. Each session consisted…
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Binational Conservation in the Upper San Pedro River Watershed

November 12, 2020

Register for the Zoom link here Join this Coffee Break to hear from Profauna’s Mario Cirett and Antonio Esquer about binational collaborations investing in conservation and restoration of the Sonoran Sky Island since the early 2000s. Thanks to the Parks in Peril program from USAID, the San Pedro River watershed experienced one of its more important conservation moments towards the end of…
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In Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains, plans for the giant Rosemont mine have unleashed a battle.

May 16, 2019

The Trump administration approved a new copper mine in Arizona. Opponents say it would destroy creeks and damage wildlife habitat where jaguars roam.

Responding to the extinction crisis in the Sky Islands

May 15, 2019

It’s been a tough month of bad news for wildlife, water, and all of us that call the Sky Island region home. Amidst a raft of destructive proposals, the UN released a new definitive report on the state of our natural world. The report details the destruction we humans have wreaked on Earth’s web of…
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How Trump’s Border Wall Could Block the Most Exciting Wildlife Comeback in North America

September 28, 2017

Jaguars are reappearing in the Southwest. A border wall would put an end to that.

Meet our 2016 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars!

July 5, 2016

NAOMI PRIMERO University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA What part of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program are you most excited about? I am so excited to meet and connect with people of all backgrounds, people who are all interested in pursuing the same goals as I am. What do you hope to get out…
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A Decade of Success in Jaguar and Ocelot Conservation

June 24, 2015

Our work over the last ten years with jaguar and ocelot conservation has shaped my career and outlook as a biologist and conservationist. Just knowing that jaguars and ocelots are present in our Sky Island region is one of the reasons I am passionate about what we do.