The small but mighty cactus ferruginous pygmy owl was in the news once again recently after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed re-listing the species, this time as a threatened species. The pygmy owl was listed as an endangered species from 1997-2006. Currently, the Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments on the proposals during a 60-day public comment period.
To learn more about the history of the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl and its importance to conservation in southern Arizona, head over to the AZ Daily Star article.
Interested in submitting a comment in support of this listing? Head over to this website and click on the blue “Comment” button in the upper left corner of the page.
Photo by Aaron Flesch-UA, courtesy Pima County