Habitat Conservation

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

In winter, manatees need help getting warmed up

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Florida Manatee, © Brian Skerry / National Geographic Stock
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by Elizabeth Fleming

Around 60% of the manatee population has become dependent on artificial sources of warm water in winter, like the Tampa Electric Big Bend Power Station. But what happens when these power plants are shut down?

The post In winter, manatees need help getting warmed up appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Rising tides, lawsuit erode bid to replace Outer Banks bridge

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February 3, 2014
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E&E NEWS
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On “Mutually Insured Destruction”

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© Russ Talmo / Defenders of Wildlife
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by Courtney Sexton

Defenders’ recently-released report “Mutually Insured Destruction: How Unchecked Crop Insurance Subsidies Harm the Environment” lays out the true cost of crop insurance subsidies. The report explains why crop insurance subsidies are different from other major farm subsidy programs, cites specifically documented cases of environmental impact from these subsidies and provides solutions that would be beneficial to all parties involved, including wildlife.

The Big Picture

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Jaguar, © Douglas Trent
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Google Goes Wild: How Off-Road Tech Aids Conservation

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January 15, 2014
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Live Science
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© Scott Anderson
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The Big Picture, In Stunning Detail: How new imaging technology aids wildlife conservation

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Jaguar, © Warwick Lister / Kaye iStockphoto
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by Defenders of Wildlife

But, it’s not all just about getting that close-up. GigaPan images will hopefully be used to build more support for habitat conservation where it is needed most – for example, the images show that contrary to popular belief, species like jaguars thrive in the northernmost portion of their range.

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