How a tiny owl changed Tucson

Davis, Tony
June 2006
High Country News;6/26/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p4
The article focuses on the conservation movement to save the ferruginous pygmy owl from extinction in Tucson, Arizona. A 2,400 acre owl sanctuary in Tortolita was created by a real estate developer and was supported by the town government of Marana. In addition to the sanctuary, Pima County administrator Chuck Huckelberry has launched the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan that would save not only the pygmy owl but also other vulnerable species that is in the lists of extinction by protecting acres of private land occupied by the endangered species.


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