Habitat Conservation

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

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?

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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.

A Nightmare for Wildlife

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US Capitol Building, © Architect of the Capitol
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by Haley McKey

The Sportsmen’s Bill is rife with toxic provisions that threaten wildlife and public lands, erode bedrock environmental laws and undermine key conservation policies.

The post House Sportsmen’s Bill a Nightmare for Wildlife appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Removing dam to free trapped, primeval fish could be costly

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February 18, 2016
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The Washington Times
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Pallid sturgeon, © USFWS
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Microplastics, Major Threats

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by Chris Haney

Every day about 8 trillion tiny plastic particles enter the rivers, streams, lakes and other aquatic habitats of the United States. That’s enough material to entirely blanket 300 tennis courts!

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Kill the Dam, Not the Fish

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by Steve Forrest

Although they’ve survived for eons, the pallid sturgeon is no match for human development today. If a solution isn’t found soon, we will witness yet another extinction.

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Three New National Monuments in our California Desert

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Castle Mountains National Monument, © David Lamfrom

by Kim Delfino

Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments all protect fragile landscapes in the California desert that are vital to wildlife.

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The California desert is home to three newly announced monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 12, 2015

Contact: Catalina Tresky; ctresky@defenders.org, (202) 772-0253

 

The California desert is home to three newly announced monuments

 

National Marine Fisheries Service expands critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales

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Right Whale, © Brian Skerry

by Jane Davenport

Although we had to go to court twice to force action on our 2009 petition, NMFS recently published its final rule designating nearly 30,000 additional square miles of critical North Atlantic right whale habitat to receive special management consideration and protection.

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