Habitat Conservation

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

Plowed Under: Joint Report Advocates Farm Bill Changes

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A new report released today by the Environmental Working Group and Defenders highlights the massive wildlife habitat loss stemming from unlimited and unregulated crop insurance subsidies like the ones on the pending 2012 farm bill. New research from the report indicates that, between 2008 and 2011, over 23 million acres of viable wildlife habitat were [...]

Coast to Coast: Protecting Pine Forests in the Eastern Carolinas

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The future is worrisome for the red-cockaded woodpecker because of its fondness for disappearing pine trees in the Southeast. However, there is hope thanks to a collaborative effort of conservation organizations and the U.S. government.

Coast to Coast: A Chub-by Cascadian

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This is the story of a mighty minnow called the Oregon chub who has become the comeback kid of Cascadia.

Coast to Coast: Ocelots in the Sky

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Ocelot, Photo: Tony Hisgett/ Wikimedia Commons
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Ocelot, Photo: Tony Hisgett/ Wikimedia Commons

House Committee Endorses Plow and Plunder Farm Bill

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The House Agriculture Committee approved massive funding cuts and damaging policy changes to the 2012 Farm Bill that put our nation's wildlife at serious risk.

The Sea Upon Us

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Federally protected coastal habitat is no match for global warming

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Coast to Coast: Bog Turtle in Peril

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“Coast to Coast” is a summer blog series highlighting some of America’s most imperiled wildlife. Using the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new state-by-state endangered species map, Defenders is drawing attention to native plants and animals most in need of help.

Obama Administration to Ramp up Drilling in Arctic Ocean

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NEWS: The Interior Department released its 5-year offshore drilling plan yesterday, which includes plans to open more of the Arctic Ocean to offshore drilling.

Senate Victory: Farm Bill Mandates ‘Conservation Compliance’

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Senate approves Farm Bill amendment that improves wildlife conservation on 250 million acres by requiring buffers around waterways.

Rough Week on the Hill for Wildlife

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This week wildlife suffered a double blow. On Tuesday when the House of Representatives passed a bill that stripped environmental protections from enormous tracks of public lands along the U.S. border. This presents serious threats to wildlife by allowing Border Patrol to be excused from existing laws that protect sensitive areas such national parks and [...]

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