Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all terrain vehicles, trespassing (add/delete appropriate violations for the refuge) and more.To report a violation on Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge:
For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.Do not pick up or touch injured wildlife. Please contact someone qualified to help wildlife in distress or injured, including:Arizona Game and Fish DepartmentAdobe Mountain Wildlife Center AuxiliaryLiberty Wildlife Center
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Feeding on the saguaro’s nectar and fruit, the endangered lesser long-nosed bat helps pollinate and spread the saguaro seed. The bats are able to reach deep into the cactus’ blossoms using their elongated, narrow snouts. Their hairy heads get covered with the pollen and as the bats fly from cactus to cactus, they transfer pollen to other saguaro blossoms – pollination occurs! For this and other reasons, lesser long-nosed bats play an extremely important role in maintaining healthy deserts.