Habitat Conservation

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

Time is Running Out to Preserve Bears Ears National Monument

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by Teagan Rostock

A recent Executive Order threatens to withdraw protections from Bears Ears National Monument and time is running out to speak out for this ecologically and culturally significant landscape.

The post Time is Running Out to Preserve Bears Ears National Monument appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Troubled Waters: Orca Month Celebrates Whales Past and Future

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Cindy Hansen (Orca Network); 360-223-5666; cindy@orcanetwork.org

                  D.A. Giles (Center for Whale Research); 360-378-5835; giles@whaleresearch.com

President Trump Orders Reversal of Ocean Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contacts:
Jennifer Witherspoon: (202) 772-0369, jwitherspoon@defenders.org
Catalina Tresky: (202) 772-0253, ctresky@defenders.org

New Executive Order Takes Aim at Our National Monuments

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by Mark Salvo

President Trump's new Executive Order directs Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to “review” national monuments designated since 1996.

The post New Executive Order Takes Aim at Our National Monuments appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Dance Fever!

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by Mark Salvo

Three grouse bird species of conservation concern are right now strutting their stuff, each species offering its own unique dance floor moves to impress potential mates.

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Saving Species Strongholds on Federal Public Lands

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by Lauren McCain

Even during difficult political times, with limited resources, and increasing conflicts on public lands, federal land managers can achieve conservation missions through preserving essential habitat areas or "species strongholds."

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Embattled Borderlands

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Mexican gray wolf (captive), © Wolf Conservation Center
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Executive Disorder: Trump Signs Order to Kill Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Haley McKey, 202-772-0247, hmckey@defenders.org

WASHINGTON (January 30, 2017) ­– President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that forces federal agencies to get rid of two rules for every new rule enacted. The executive order did not specify which, if any, existing regulations might be done away with.

Statement from Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark:

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