Habitat Conservation

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

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

 

The Obama Administration, Department of Interior Reinforce Conservation in Agency Decision-Making

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

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

 

The Obama Administration, Department of Interior Reinforce Conservation in Agency Decision-Making

Defenders Celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week

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by Defenders of Wildlife

Here at Defenders, we love our wildlife and public lands, especially the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only federal lands system dedicated specifically to protecting wildlife and its habitat. Our staff work all over the country to advocate for some of our amazing refuges and the vital role they play in our conservation work.

Protect the California Desert

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by Stephanie Dashiell

By permanently protecting 1.3 million acres of California desert lands, we can help bighorn sheep, desert tortoise and other wildlife.

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The Menace of Montanore Mine

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by Anne Russell Gregory

Nothing says western wilderness quite like intact landscapes with grizzly bears and healthy streams with native bull trout. But a proposed mining project in northwest Montana threatens the habitat and survival of these species protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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The Fantastic Fall Migration

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by Ashby Remley

It’s fall in Alaska, and that means that a spectacular migration is in full swing. Each year, North American caribou undertake an epic journey from their breeding range to wintering grounds – one of the biggest large-mammal land migrations on Earth. But a changing climate and the threat of development could make this annual migration a challenge.

What You Should Know About Wilderness and Wildlife

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Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, © U.S. Forest Service
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by Defenders of Wildlife

Wilderness status is among the highest levels of protection that the federal government can provide to a landscape, so wilderness areas are incredibly important habitat to conserve fish and wildlife long-term.

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Honoring Conservation Heroes

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by Defenders of Wildlife

Last week, Defenders hosted our annual Wildlife Conservation Awards Dinner - a wonderful opportunity to gather with our Board, National Council, members of Congress and other supporters to celebrate Defenders’ accomplishments and to honor members of the conservation community.

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Celebrate Your Public Lands!

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by Aimee Delach

This Saturday, September 26, is National Public Lands Day. This day of celebration invites Americans to enjoy the lands that belong to them, and even volunteer in projects to enhance public lands and resources.

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