Habitat Conservation

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

Feds release draft plan to guide solar energy on public lands across the West

Draft impact study signals shift in solar energy planning strategy

WASHINGTON (12/16/2010) -

The Interior Department released an environmental study today that is viewed by conservation groups as a welcome shift in solar siting strategy away from the “fast-track” process.


The draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), a document totaling more than 10,000 pages, aims to drive solar energy development to areas that would reduce impacts on wildlife, water and the environment.

Defenders selected as Members Project® candidate

American Express and TakePart partnership benefits multiple charities each year

WASHINGTON (11/29/2010) -

Defenders of Wildlife is proud to have been selected as a candidate charity in Members Project, a partnership between American Express and TakePart.

Court victory greets returning plovers

Judge upholds critical habitat designation for wintering shorebirds

WASHINGTON (08/17/2010) -


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Senator Reid promotes responsible renewable energy development

Bill could help ensure renewable projects are “smart from the start”

WASHINGTON (07/16/2010) -


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