Habitat Conservation

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

Most Hawaiians Oppose Ornamental Reef Fish Harvest

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Some two-thirds of Hawaiians oppose the commercial harvest of reef fish and wildlife for aquariums, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported today.

Forest Service Agrees to Review of Key Sierra Species

SAN FRANCISCO– Conservation groups and the U.S. Forest Service have agreed to have an independent science panel evaluate the service’s selection of plant and animal species as indicators of the overall health of the Sierra Nevada forests.  The agreement settles a legal dispute over management of the national forests in California’s greatest mountain range.

Levee Clear-cut Battle in CA Heats Up

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The Army Corps is aiming to strip some 1,600 miles of levees in California of trees and bushes over the next few years, which spells bad news for imperiled wildlife in the Golden State.

Strong Opposition Voiced Against Izembek Road Proposal

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Defenders members and supporters submitted more than 40,000 public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week.

On the Ground: Turning the Tide on a Turtle's Fate

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by Heidi Ridgley

Defenders in Action: Taking a Stand for Wildlife

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A Road to Ruin for Alaska’s Izembek?

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Please speak out now to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NOT to allow a road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Permanent Protections Proposed for Berryessa Snow Mountain Region

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California lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, securing protections for its wildlife, lands, waters and abundant recreation opportunities.

Defenders in Action: Panthers' Road to Redemption

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Florida Panther, © Heidi Ridgley/Defenders of Wildlife

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