Habitat Conservation

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

Defenders in Action: BLM Public Lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers more than 258 million acres of public lands, primarily in the 11 western states and Alaska.
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Turtles and Tourists Thrive at Cape Hatteras National Seashore!

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by Haley McKey

Last week, a federal court upheld Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s beach driving rule, which has led to two consecutive years of great news for sea turtle and piping plover nest rates, along with record tourism numbers.

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Out Front: A Defenders Roundup

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Refuges Before Rockets

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is home to more threatened and endangered species than any other refuge in the continental United States — but that is not stopping a proposal to allow a commercial rocket launch pad that would impact Florida manatees, Florida scrub jays, gopher tortoises and more.

Amended Nevada-California Forest Plan for Imperiled Grouse Released

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2014

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

Courtney Sexton, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0253

 

Amended Nevada-California Forest Plan for Imperiled Grouse Released

New Humboldt-Toyaibe National Forest draft plan a step in the right direction for unique population of sage-grouse

Summer 2014

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Volume 89, Issue 3
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Manatee, © Christina R Celano
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Refuges in Peril

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Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge, Delaware © Bob Miller
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by Haley McKey

Each year that our national wildlife refuge system is underfunded means lost opportunities to help endangered species, educate the public and maintain our nation’s wild places.

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First federal sage-grouse plan to be finalized doesn’t fly with conservationists

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Contact: Courtney Sexton, Defenders of Wildlife: csexton@defenders.org; 202-772-0253

 

First federal sage-grouse plan to be finalized doesn’t fly with conservationists

Lander Resource Management Plan released as part of national strategy; not the best for the birds

Lawsuit Filed Over Inadequate Protections for Lesser Prairie Chicken

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 17, 2014

Contact:

Courtney Sexton, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0253

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

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

Lawsuit Filed Over Inadequate Protections for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Groups Seek to Close Gaping Loopholes Allowing Industry to Harm, Kill Thousands of Imperiled Birds

Mapping for Conservation

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Medicine Bow Mountains and National Forest, © Howie Garber
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by Anderson Shepard

Today there is a huge amount of valuable information about conservation issues, and with web-based maps it is becoming easier and easier to view, share and explore. See how we're putting this technology to work for wildlife.

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Seeing the Big Picture

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by Martha Surridge

Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of endangered species recovery, the picture we need is a map that displays both the good and bad actions that affect the species. Interactive maps seem to be everywhere in our online lives; however, their potential hasn’t been fully leveraged to further endangered species conservation in the U.S.

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