Habitat Conservation

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

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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Photo: Jon Nickles / USFWS
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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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Wildlife Weekly Wrap Up

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by Melanie Gade

Rare Wolverines Confirmed in New Areas in Wyoming; Wolf Science - “When shooting a coyote kills a wolf”; Rare Lynx Sighting Caught on Camera; Save These Sharks; Alarming Rates of Plastic in Sea Turtles

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Conservation Wins over Exploratory Drilling in Arizona’s Mountain Empire

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September 16, 2015

Contact: Courtney Sexton, csexton@defenders.org, 202-772-0253

              Wendy Russell, wendy@patagoniaalliance.org, 520-477-2308

Corridors for Jaguars

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by Anne Russell Gregory

For jaguars to establish new populations in the U.S., the cats must be able to travel safely across the border from their range in Mexico, and through southern Arizona and New Mexico. Protecting these vital migratory corridors is essential to jaguar conservation.

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