Habitat Conservation

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

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

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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.

Sage-Grouse in the Crosshairs

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by Mark Salvo

Unfortunately, there are some in Congress who just can’t help but politicize wildlife conservation. Last week Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO-4th) introduced the euphemistically named “Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act” that would muck up the listing process for sage-grouse by allowing states to bar the federal government from even considering the species for protection for at least 10 years.

A Balanced Beach

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Sea turtles, William R. Curtsinger / National Geographic Stock
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Oil on Wildlife Refuges

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Protect Whale Habitat

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Right Whale, © Brian Skerry
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