Habitat Conservation

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

The Bloody Battle for Rosewood

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by Juan Carlos Cantu

Demand for red-colored woods in China is devastating rosewood forests around the world, costing habitat and human lives.

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Court sides with wild salmon and communities; Feds’ Columbia/Snake river salmon plan again found illegal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 5, 2016

Contact: 

Dr. Deborah Giles, Center for Whale Research: (916) 531-1516

Kimiko Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council: (310) 434-2344

Melanie Gade, Defenders of Wildlife: (202) 772-0288

Ben Enticknap, Oceana: (503) 235-0278

Howard Garrett, Orca Network: (360) 320-7176

Court sides with wild salmon and communities; 

Feds’ Columbia/Snake river salmon plan again found illegal

From the Field: Celebrating our Public Lands

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Tongass National Forest, © Corey Case/USFS
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by Karla Dutton

Our public lands – refuges, forests, parks and more – provide us with so much. They serve as strongholds for wildlife, help protect sources of clean drinking water, and provide all kinds of opportunities for having fun in the great outdoors.

The post From the Field: Celebrating our Public Lands appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

The Buzz About Bees – Landmark Pollinator Study Released

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honeybee, © Dolores Rose
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by Ashby Remley

It might be easy to take bees and butterflies for granted when they’re flitting about in your yard, but did you know about 75% of global food crop production is made possible by pollinators?

The post The Buzz About Bees – Landmark Pollinator Study Released appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Celebrating our National Wildlife Refuges

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by Jamie Rappaport Clark

Today, there are 563 national wildlife refuges, a testament to our nation’s commitment to the conservation of important habitat for the nation’s fish and wildlife resources. You can find refuges in every state in the union, and they come in every size, shape and location imaginable.

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