Habitat Conservation

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

Idaho jeopardizes wolf recovery with aggressive proposal

State to allow trapping and no-quota wolf hunting

BOISE, Idaho (07/08/2011) -

Idaho Fish and Game released today its proposed guidelines and quota for hunting wolves this fall. The proposal includes no quotas across most of the state, allowing an indefinite number of wolves to be killed with valid hunting permits. According to proposal, the state would only enforce a hunting quota along certain parts of the Idaho-Montana border, and trapping will be allowed to further reduce wolf numbers.

Red knot wintering population drops by more than 5,000, accelerating slide to extinction

Decline emphasizes need to list the knot under the Endangered Species Act and implement stronger protections at key U.S. stopover

WASHINGTON (05/23/2011) -

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Solar energy zones: The smart place to start

Conservation groups support Modified Zone Alternative as basis for BLM solar energy program

Gov. Otter approves ‘emergency’ amid wolf hysteria

Idaho discards science, panders to anti-wolf extremists in new chapter of wolf management

BOISE, Idaho (04/20/2011) -

Idaho Gov. “Butch” Otter approved legislation (House Bill 343) yesterday that directs him to issue an executive order declaring a statewide wolf “disaster emergency.”

The following is a statement from Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative for Defenders of Wildlife:

Defenders of Wildlife announces planned retirement of its president and names his successor

Executive vice president Jamie Rappaport Clark named as successor

WASHINGTON (01/14/2011) -

Defenders of Wildlife Board of Directors Chair Vic Sher announced today that Rodger Schlickeisen is retiring as president and CEO of the organization effective October 1, 2011, and that Jamie Rappaport Clark, current executive vice president, will be his successor. This transition will also apply to the affiliated Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. 

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