PUPFISH REFUGES

The endangered species Quitobaquito Pupfish has only one native location in the United States-Quitobaquito Springs within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

In collaboration with Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, ISDA helped create a refuge for the pupfish at the Cabeza Prieta Visitors Center in Ajo, Arizona.

Pupfish

In October 2005, we successfully captured and moved almost 200 pupfish to their new location where they are now living and reproducing well.

Another pupfish refuge has since been established at the Visitor Center at Organ Pipe National Monument.