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AZGFD moves to downlist endangered Gila topminnow to threatened

In conservation success, topminnow now found in multiple locations in historic range PHOENIX — Due to the ongoing on-the-ground conservation efforts of the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and its partners, data shows the endangered Gila topminnow has battled extinction and is prevalent enough to be downlisted to threatened. In a petition to the […]

Endangered Gila topminnow to be released at Mission Gardens in Tucson

  TUCSON, Ariz. — The Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace (FOTB), Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation (OSC), Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will join together June 27 at 8 a.m. to release endangered Gila topminnow into a newly created water feature at Mission Garden, 946 W. […]

Endangered Gila topminnow to combat mosquitoes in Pinal County

Fish will be used to reduce threat of diseases such as West Nile, Zika viruses PHOENIX — Pinal County will have a new ally in the battle against mosquito-borne diseases this summer: endangered Gila topminnow. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will provide 100-200 of the native fish to the Pinal County Public Health […]

Endangered Gila topminnow returns to Santa Cruz River near Tucson

Recycled wastewater critical for ecosystem health TUCSON, Ariz. – After an absence of more than 70 years, the endangered Gila topminnow has reappeared in the Santa Cruz River in northwest Tucson, fish surveys conducted in November confirm. Scientists were hopeful native fish would return to the river near Tucson after the river’s water quality significantly […]

Endangered Gila topminnow to combat mosquitoes, West Nile and Zika in Pima County

(*This release is issued jointly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pima County.) PHOENIX — Pima County will have a new ally in the battle against mosquito-borne diseases this summer: endangered Gila topminnow. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) provided 500 of the native fish, which will be introduced into standing waters […]