The producers of “Arizona Wildlife Views,” the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s television show, took home eight regional Emmy Awards in four different categories from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Oct. 17.
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PHOENIX — The producers of “Arizona Wildlife Views,” the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s television show, took home eight regional Emmy Awards in four different categories from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Oct. 17. The awards ceremony took place at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.
The award recipients and categories were:
Environment — Program/Special
- Arizona Wildlife Views 2015 – Show #1 (https://youtu.be/v9BIvPCAppc). Producers: Carol Lynde, David Majure, Ben Avechuco. Segments in this show covered the fun-filled Wings Over Willcox nature festival, Arizona’s endangered Mexican wolves, and a reminder that people’s desire to help seemingly abandoned baby wildlife can have unintended negative consequences.
Politics and Government Program
- A Public Trust — State Stewardship of Wildlife (https://youtu.be/WEK58Zzvlpo). Producers: Carol Lynde, David Majure, Ben Avechuco. For more than 100 years, state conservation agencies have been leading heroic efforts to restore endangered species, repair critical habitat, and maintain our nation’s natural abundance of fish and wildlife for generations to come.
Environment – Program Segment
- A Growing Population of Mexican Wolves (https://youtu.be/IfMg24z1lsY). Producer: David Majure. Endangered Mexican wolves are making a comeback in Arizona and New Mexico. Watch as wildlife managers count Mexican wolves to find out if 2014 is a record-breaking year.
Informational Program Segment
- Flagstaff Eagle Event (https://youtu.be/PqI_OWVt3ZQ). Producer: David Majure. The Arizona Game and Fish Department, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, and Liberty Wildlife treated participants in the 2014 Flagstaff Eagle Event to a day of eagle discovery, information, and fun! They saw wild eagles near Lake Mary, learned about eagle conservation, and watched one lucky kid transformed into a bald eagle right before their eyes.
More than 900 entries were submitted for this year’s Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy Awards by television and video production professionals in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and El Centro, Calif. For more information, visit: http://rockymountainemmy.org.
“Arizona Wildlife Views” is a half-hour original series produced by the Information Branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The show airs on local PBS stations, city cable channels across the state and YouTube. The current 13-week season is airing at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays on Arizona PBS Channel 8. Full episodes and individual segments can also be viewed on the Game and Fish website at www.azgfd.gov/video.