Habitat Conservation

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

Lights out for Calico Solar

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The sun is finally setting on the poorly-planned Calico Solar project, which would have been a serious threat to the desert tortoise, burrowing owl, golden eagle and other creatures of the Mojave desert.

Crossing the Line: Senate Immigration Bill Unnecessarily Harms Wildlife

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We don't think that the U.S. should have to trade our environmental principles for border security. When walls don't work, and harm wildlife in the process, there has to be a better way.

BLM: Refuse Rights of Way for SunZia

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When renewable energy projects are done right, they are a great way to combat climate change. But the SunZia project threatens to harm some of the most fragile and biologically diverse ecosystems in the southwest.

Sunshine at Cape Hatteras

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Defenders' efforts to stop harmful Cape Hatteras legislation are successful-at least for now.

More than Megawatts

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Wind turbines, © José Luis Gutiérrez / istock

As America moves to cut emissions of carbon pollution and reduce climate change, we will need to move away from fossil fuels and rely on renewable sources of energy. But it takes more than megawatts to be good stewards of our planet. How does the President’s new plan stack up?

The Good and the Bad of the Farm Bill

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Depending on how it's written, the Farm Bill has the power to empower wildlife conservation, or threaten it. This latest incarnation of the Farm Bill saw some of each.

House Defeats Anti-Environmental Farm Bill

Negative impacts on water, lands and wildlife draw bipartisan criticism

 

The following is a statement from Tim Male, vice president of conservation policy at Defenders of Wildlife:

Final Environmental Impact Statement Released for SunZia Southwest Transmission Project

Final EIS Released for SunZia Southwest Transmission Project
Proposal not viable as environmental impacts outweigh touted benefits

TUCSON, AZ (June 14, 2013) – The Bureau of Land Management released a final Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the effects of the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project. SunZia Transmission, LLC, a private company, proposes to construct two 500-kV electric transmission lines across 500 miles from Lincoln County, NM to Pinal County, AZ.

Defenders of Wildlife Launches Radio Ads to protect Cape Hatteras and wildlife

Senators Hagan and Burr legislation would undermine balanced plan for the park

WASHINGTON, DC (6/13/2013) –– Defenders of Wildlife has launched a radio ad campaign in North Carolina to advocate for wildlife and balanced beach access at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It features the voices of North Carolinians speaking out for conservation and against NC Senators Hagan and Burr’s efforts to overturn the successful Cape Hatteras management plan.

Renewed Congressional Assault on Endangered Species

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Florida Manatee, Photo: Jim Reid / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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On the Blog

Just a few months into the new Congress, and threats to wildlife are popping up all over.

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