Threatened Florida sandhill cranes are vulnerable to climate change-related flooding, which limits habitat where they can nest. Factoring in climate change for managing these beautiful birds will help protect them for future generations.
Sage-grouse are by no means the only creatures that make their home in the Sagebrush Sea, but they are some of the most important. Protecting these iconic western birds can mean providing benefits for many other species in these grassland ecosystems.
Defenders of Wildlife helped create the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program (SWG) to encourage proactive wildlife conservation by federal agencies, state agencies and Indian tribes. Congress designates approximately $68 million in funding grants to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all 6 U.S. territories each year to help the states develop biodiversity conservation programs that will prevent species from becoming endangered.
Logging of old-growth forests has been a controversial topic in the northwest for decades, and today, though there's a clear need for these practices to stop, some are still advocating full speed ahead.