Habitat Conservation

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

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

Oklahoma energy briefs for April 11, 2014

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Defenders In the News

Conservation groups challenge limited protections for lesser prairie-chicken

Defenders of Wildlife * WildEarth Guardians * Center for Biological Diversity


April 10, 2014

Contact: Jason Rylander, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-3245

                Erik Molvar, WildEarth Guardians, (307) 399-7910

                Jay Lininger, Center for Biological Diversity, (928) 853-9929


Conservation groups challenge limited protections for lesser prairie-chicken

Big Oil, bad decisions: Coast Guard report sheds more light on Shell’s shenanigans in Alaska

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by Haley McKey

On April 3, the Coast Guard released a report on its investigation of the grounding of the Kulluk, Shell’s Arctic drill rig, on New Year’s Eve in 2012. What it found is upsetting - but unfortunately, not unexpected.


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