Habitat Conservation

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

Showdown on the Sagebrush Sea

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Sage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region
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by Mackenzie Case

The “Sagebrush Sea” grasslands are essential to the imperiled sage-grouse, along with hundreds of other critters ranging from pygmy rabbits to sagebrush lizards to mountain lions.

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Worth Defending: Ocelot

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Ocelot, Photo: Tony Hisgett/ Wikimedia CommonsThough they may look like a more exotic version of your friendly tabby, ocelots possess the fierceness and tenacity of much larger wild felines. And like their big cat cousins, they can swim.

A Growing State Means Growing Threats for Florida’s Official State Animal

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by Elizabeth Fleming

With a rapidly growing population, Florida has both tremendous wildlife diversity and mounting pressure from development. Among the species threatened by this growth is the Florida panther, the official (and endangered) state animal.

Bringing Grizzlies Back to the Northwest

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Grizzly Bear, © Karen Willes
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by Ashby Remley

Grizzly bears have been mostly absent from the North Cascades National Park and throughout north central Washington since the early 1900s. This year, the NPS and the U.S. FWS will start work to determine exactly what grizzly bears need to recover to healthy population levels.

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan “Phased Approach” raises concerns for CA desert conservation

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March 10, 2015

Contact: Courtney Sexton; csexton@defenders.org, 202.772.0253

 

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan “Phased Approach” raises concerns for CA desert conservation

California and federal agencies announce a delay in finalizing a comprehensive plan

A Conservation Journey

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Florida Panther, © Lynn M. Stone/Nature Picture Library (captive)
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by Kent Wimmer

What Florida needs is a core of wildlife habitats — connected by corridors through forests, agricultural areas and wetlands — that will help its diverse wildlife thrive.

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