Habitat Conservation

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

Goodwill Towards Wildlife Is Lacking in Congress

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by Jamie Rappaport Clark

Congressional leaders are negotiating the final budget for the federal government and a slew of destructive amendments or "riders" that attack America's wildlife, water, lands and air are on the table.

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U.S. Efforts on Climate Change: The World Can’t Wait for Congress

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by Aimee Delach

The Paris climate change negotiations are a good reminder that it’s not enough just to aim for a clean energy future. We also have to pay attention to how we get there.

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Wildlife Weekly

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by Melanie Gade

Scientific Breakthrough Could Save Dramatically Declining Frog Populations; Colorado Officials Don’t Press Charges for Wolf Killed in Western Colorado; Wyoming Wolves under Fire in Congress; Grizzlies Getting a Warm “Welcome Back” to Washington’s North Cascades; New Wolf Pack in Washington; Conservation Success Story! Delmarva Fox Squirrel

Wildlife We could Lose to Climate Change

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by Aimee Delach

The spectacular diversity of creatures that share our warming planet also have a lot at stake in this week’s climate negotiations. If climate change is left unchecked, it could threaten one in six of the planet’s species with extinction.

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Adventures with Polar Bears

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by Jamie Rappaport Clark

Seeing polar bears in the wild has always been on my bucket list. I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream with a number Defenders supporters recently. And what an adventure it was!

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All in a Weekend’s Work

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by Michael Dax

The Mexican gray wolf is the most endangered wolf subspecies in the world. Defenders is dedicated to ending the vicious cycle of livestock loss and predator removal that poses a barrier to their recovery.

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Fighting for Freshwater Wildlife

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by Anne Russell Gregory

The 287-acre Black Creek Mine would sit on vital habitat for several threatened and endangered species, including mussels, fish, turtles and more. These little freshwater species may not be the cuddliest, but they serve an important role in aquatic ecosystems, and Defenders is going to court to protect them.

Feinstein Holds Public Meeting

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October 16, 2015
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El Observador
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Desert Tortoise, Photo: Beth Jackson / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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A Step Forward for Desert Wildlife

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Mohave Ground Squirrel, © Dr. Phil Leitner

by Kim Delfino

The BLM's latest plan takes a big step towards sustainable renewable energy planning. But there's even more the agency can do to protect wildlife in the West Mojave desert.

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Defenders of Wildlife Hails President Obama’s Rejection of the Keystone Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2015

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

 

Defenders of Wildlife Hails President Obama’s Rejection of the Keystone Pipeline

 

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