Habitat Conservation

When habitats are threatened, so are the animals who live there.

Volunteers Help Wildlife at Gold Creek Valley

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Members of our Wildlife Volunteer Corps got their hands dirty restoring native vegetation to a vital wildlife corridor in Washington.

Refuges on the Edge

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The National Wildlife Refuge System — the backbone of our nation's efforts to protect our unique and irreplaceable wildlife heritage — already operates on half the budget it needs. Now see what the fiscal cliff could mean for our refuges.

What Does a Farm Bill Mean for Wildlife?

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With the right version of the Farm Bill, America's wildlife could come out on top. With the wrong version, there is a lot that it stands to lose.

Saving Common Cents

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The federal government never has enough money to protect endangered species. But what if it could accomplish a lot more with the money it already receives?

Mining Sky Islands

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The "Sky Islands" in the southwest contain an incredible diversity of life, including endangered species. But mining companies have a stake in the region as well, and threaten these fragile ecosystems.

Sink or Swim? Sea-Level Rise in Wildlife Refuges

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Taxpayer dollars are invested in our national wildlife refuges - but climate change and rising sea levels could put some of those investments under water if they aren't planned properly.

Celebrating Wildlife Refuges

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Wildlife refuges are anchors for wildlife conservation in the U.S., so this week we're celebrating them — and you should too!

Wild Matters

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Roadless Area Protection: A Victory for Wildlife

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After years of legal obstacles, the Roadless Rule has been upheld. Defenders' own Jim Lyons, who helped work to establish it, explains what this victory means for wildlife across the U.S.

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