Habitat Conservation

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

Prairie-chicken plan stirs debate

Publication Date: 
March 18, 2014
Publication Source: 
Amarillo
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Lesser Prairie Chicken, © Joel Sartore
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Defenders Report: Federal Conservation Plans Would Fail to Conserve Greater Sage-grouse

Analysis of draft plans released under National Greater Sage-grouse Planning Strategy finds inadequate conservation measures for sage-grouse

Carol Baumgartel

Carol S. Baumgartel, NM Outreach RepresentativeCarol is the New Mexico Outreach Representative for Defenders of Wildlife.

California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes

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by Pamela Flick

After California's devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?

The post California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

On The Front

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U.S. Capitol ©iStockphoto.com/diademimages

by Mary Beth Beetham

Early this month, the U.S. House of Representatives literally waged a week-long war on wildlife and wildlands, passing three anti-wildlife bills.

The post On The Front appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

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

Publication Date: 
February 3, 2014
Publication Source: 
E&E NEWS
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