Habitat Conservation

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

Court Records Show Bush Administration Systematically Violating Environmental Laws

(05/02/2003) - WASHINGTON – In the first of a series of in-depth reports on the Bush administration's implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, Defenders of Wildlife, with the assistance of the Vermont Law School's Clinic on Environmental Law and Policy, has concluded that the court record shows systematic efforts by the Bush Administration to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), one of the nation's fundamental environmental laws. Defenders today released Weakening the National

Federal Judge Rules That Cattle Grazing on Public Lands Prompting Buffalo Slaughter Should Be Halted

(05/13/2002) - WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Magistrate Judge John Facciola today ruled that livestock grazing on the Horse Butte allotment near Yellowstone Park that has prompted continued slaughter of Yellowstone’s buffalo should be temporarily halted. In a fifteen-page opinion, Judge Facciola ruled that the Forest Service had violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to do any environmental analysis before re-issuing a 10-year grazing permit on December 19, 2000 for the Horse Butte

Environmental Groups Report Public Lands Funding Gap

(05/08/2002) - WASHINGTON – Citing major shortfalls in funding for public lands, Defenders of Wildlife and other national environmental groups today released This Land Is Our Land: Saving America’s Natural Heritage and called on Congress to increase funding for wildlife and wildlands.

The report highlights 18 on-the-ground examples that demonstrate how funding cuts and shortfalls in important natural resource programs are undermining protection of imperiled and declining species, wildlife refuges, forests and other special places.

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