Habitat Conservation

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

Feds Agree to Protect More Habitat for East Coast’s Most Endangered Whales by 2016

BOSTON— A deadline for expanding critical habitat protections for the North Atlantic right whale — one of the world’s most endangered whales — has been set in response to a legal settlement agreement. Each year most of the 500 North Atlantic right whales remaining on Earth migrate from their feeding and breeding grounds off the U.S. Northeast to their nursery areas off the Southeast.

Wildlife Advocates Celebrate BLM’s denial of poorly-sited solar project near California’s Death Valley National Park

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November 21, 2014

Contact: Courtney Sexton; 202.772.0253, csexton@defenders.org

Wildlife Advocates Celebrate BLM’s denial of poorly-sited solar project near California’s Death Valley National Park

Project would harm threatened and endangered species in fragile Mojave Desert region

Tribes in Montana to receive Yellowstone bison

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November 14, 2014
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The Oregonian
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Bison, © Walter Novak
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Defenders In the News

Tribes to receive Yellowstone bison held by Turner

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November 13, 2014
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The Washington Post
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Bison, © Walter Novak
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Defenders In the News

Defending a Desert Icon

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Desert Tortoise, © Jonathan S. Blair / National Geographic Stock
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On the Blog

by Trish Broome

Photographer and writer Krista Schyler shares the final part of her California Desert Tour series.

The post Defending a Desert Icon appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Now’s the Time to Get National Forest Planning Right

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by Pamela Flick

The management plan for the Sequoia, Inyo, and Sierra national forests is an important opportunity to set a strong example for the rest of the country’s national forests.

The post Now’s the Time to Get National Forest Planning Right appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Defenders hails passage of Water and Land Conservation Amendment in Florida

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) – Florida voters have passed the Water and Land Conservation Amendment to the state Constitution, a measure that designates billions of dollars over the next 20 years for natural resources, wildlife and habitat conservation.

Under the Desert Sun

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by Defenders of Wildlife

Photographer and writer Krista Schyler shares the second part of her California Desert Tour series, featuring the Silurian Valley.

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