Category: News

Wildlife of the Borderlands

Sky Island Alliance’s Border Camera Summary Sky Island Alliance has been monitoring seventeen cameras within thirty-five miles from the United States and Mexico border. These cameras have been operational since July 2017, monitored by dozens of dedicated volunteers and this is a summary of over twenty-two months of photo data. The purpose of this summary…
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Spring 2019 Wildlife Camera Report

We would like to give a huge thanks to every single one of our Volunteer Wildlife Camera Monitors! They work very hard and dedicate long hours to check and maintain these cameras. Without them none of this data would be available! SIA Spring 2019 Wildlife Camera Report

Responding to the extinction crisis in the Sky Islands

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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Check out which animals were the most photographed in Fall 2018

We would like to give a huge thanks to every single one of our Volunteer Wildlife Camera Monitors who work very hard and dedicate long hours to check and maintain these cameras. Without them none of this data would be available! A very special thanks also to our Conservation Technician, Meagan Bethel, who not only…
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Melissa’s intern photo essay: canyons, cliffs, and grasslands

by Melissa Galindo, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Halfway through my internship with Sky Island Alliance, and I’ve seen so much already! Is it hot out here? My attempt to stay cool in the Arizona heat. The only water source was a spigot roughly a third of a mile from the field site. We carried…
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Tasia’s intern photo essay: 4 weeks, 2 countries, countless memories

by Tasia North, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Four weeks in, four weeks to go, in my internship with Sky Island Alliance. The sun sets on a hard day’s work This was taken at Sowls Pond out in the Galiuro Mountains. Last year Sky Island Alliance built several ponds and planted a whole bunch of…
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Raise your voice to protect the San Pedro!

Public comment period open now. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) is a natural gem that sits at the heart of the Sky Island Region. Encompassing 40 miles of the San Pedro River, it was designated to protect and enhance this rare perennially flowing desert river and the lush ribbon of green it…
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Sharing some heartbreaking news about a Sky Island jaguar

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog post today to share some heartbreaking news. Yo’oko, the majestic jaguar seen roaming the Huachuca Mountains in recent years, has been killed. This is a profound loss for our Arizona Sky Islands and for endangered northern jaguars that are attempting to make a recovery…
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Binational gathering helps shape the future of the Sky Island border region

Einstein famously said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” And I would add, nor with the same voices. For one week in May, hundreds of scientists, land managers, students, and conservationists gathered at the Biodiversity and Management of the Madrean Archipelago Conference in Tucson. The conference…
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