Phoenix, AZ – Gary Schafer and Carol Lynde, producers of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views television show, took home the Emmy Award in the “Environment – Program/Special” category at the 34th annual Emmy Awards program of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Oct. 15 in Phoenix.

The award was given for excellence in a regularly scheduled program or special on environmental issues and topics.

The winning program featured several stories highlighting the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s commitment to conserve wildlife and habitat in Arizona:

  • Sonoran Pronghorn Release – Endangered Sonoran pronghorn, raised as part of a captive breeding program in southern Arizona, are released into the wild.
  • Lucero – A rare jaguar from northern Mexico is brought to Phoenix for medical treatment.
  • Harris’ Hawks – A family of Harris’ hawks decides to build a nest and raise its young in the middle of a Scottsdale neighborhood.
  • AZGFD Mission – The mission of Arizona Game and Fish is to conserve and enhance all wildlife in Arizona, and that’s not all.

To view the winning program, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFSqxa6nrVU&feature=youtu.be.

Arizona Wildlife Views is a 13-week, half-hour program that airs on PBS stations in Tucson and Phoenix as well as city cable channels statewide. The show is produced by the Information Branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov/tv.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Television Academy of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to advancing the art and science of television and honoring excellence in work through the prestigious Emmy® Awards. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter represents television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving a region that includes Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, California.

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