Habitat Conservation

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

Defenders Applauds Harkin Conservation Victory

(07/25/2001) - WASHINGTON -- Senator Tom Harkin’s victory today in winning committee approval of funding in the FY2002 Agriculture Supplemental bill for key agricultural conservation programs is "the best news stewardship-minded farmers have received from Washington, D.C., in a very long time," said Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife.

Senator Harkin, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, overcame opposition from the White House and committee Republicans to

Funding Panel Shortchanges Agriculture Conservation

(06/13/2001) - WASHINGTON – Thirty-eight conservation and sustainable agriculture organizations are asking the House Appropriations Committee to provide funding for three key agricultural conservation programs that were zero-funded last Wednesday by the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. The subcommittee bill zeroed budgets for three popular conservation incentive programs – the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), the Farmland Protection Program (FPP), and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).

Comments on Land Legacy Coalition

Rodger Schlickeisen President, Defenders of Wildlife

(12/14/1999) - President Clinton’s two announcements today of additional lands to be protected and of Interior Secretary Babbitt’s new monument proposals represent news that can rightfully be called historic. The Clinton-Gore Administration is often cited for its importance to the economy and education, but future historians may emphasize its land legacy even more.

Babbitt Manassas Visit Highlights Upcoming Land Legislation

(09/23/1999) - Conservationists say that Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt’s visit to the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia, today highlights an historic opportunity to preserve not only Civil War sites but also invaluable lands, wildlife, and coastal areas elsewhere in the region and the nation.

"President Clinton, Interior Secretary Babbitt, and some legislators in both parties are presenting the country with an historic opportunity to protect the nation’s most valuable but unprotected natural and

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