Field Notes

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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Lion hunter trapped jaguar that was killed, Mexican rancher was told

July 2, 2018

A prominent northern Sonora rancher heavily involved in conservation work says he’s been told by sources that the dead jaguar whose pelt recently appeared online was trapped and killed by a mountain lion hunter.

Jaguar that roamed Huachuca Mountains shown dead in photo, officials say

June 25, 2018

A male jaguar that roamed the Huachuca Mountains in 2016 and 2017 is now believed to be dead.

Sharing some heartbreaking news about a Sky Island jaguar

June 22, 2018

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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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.

Sky Island jaguars need you to speak up!

February 28, 2017

updated 3/6/2017 – additions are in bold italics Please ask the USFWS to protect the habitat and pathways that jaguars need to recover in the United States by submitting comments on their recently released Jaguar Draft Recovery Plan. The plan could be improved in a number of areas, and your voice can amplify the need…
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Track the Jaguars at EcoFest

January 28, 2017

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. The Spirit of Corazon will be making an appearance at EcoFest in Arivaca. Don’t miss this chance to see her for…
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Track the Jaguars (extended stay) for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!

January 27, 2017

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created these two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don’t miss this chance to see them for yourself. They will be making a long-term appearance at the Granada Gallery…
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Track the Jaguars at The Great American West Art Show

November 19, 2016

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created these two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don’t miss this chance to see them for yourself. They will be making a special appearance at the Great American…
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Track the Jaguars (extended stay) at El Conquistador

November 12, 2016

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. The Spirit of Macho B will be on display for an extended stay at El Conquistador Resort in the beautiful foothills…
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