Habitat Conservation

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

Wildlife Network Looks Great from 1,000 Feet

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Florida Panhandle (Apalachicola National Forest), © Julie Tew
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by Kent Wimmer

This spring, Defenders and the University of Florida finished mapping a network of wildlife habitats and corridors across Northwest Florida. We used geographic information system (GIS) models to map priority unprotected habitats and to identify areas that will be developed in the years to come.

Win for Alaska Wildlife!

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Wolf at Tongass National Forest, © Sam Catron
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by Andy Erickson

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has secured a pivotal victory for wildlife, watershed, and forest conservation, striking down the Bush Administration’s illegal attempt to exempt Alaska from the Forest Service’s Roadless Rule. There will be no more roads through the wildlands of the Tongass National Forest.

Cleaner Water on its Way to the Bay

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by Anne Russell Gregory

Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is no small feat, but its' worth it for the thousands of species and millions of people that rely on it.

The post Cleaner Water on its Way to the Bay appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Life in the Sagebrush Sea

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pronghorn, © Larry Andreasen
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by Mackenzie Case

Wildlife like pygmy rabbits, burrowing owls, pronghorn and sage-grouse can't survive without the Sagebrush Sea, but they're at risk of losing their home because of human-caused threats like mining, oil & gas drilling & roads.

The post Life in the Sagebrush Sea appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

For the Love of Orcas

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Orca, © Tory Kallman
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by Elizabeth Ruther

Southern resident orcas are in so much trouble that NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency that is in charge of keeping tabs on marine mammals, announced in May that the southern resident orca is one of eight focal species for the agency, selected because they have enough information to conclude that without concerted conservation attention, it will go extinct.

Increased Wildlife Protections Secured for California Solar Flats Project in Monterey County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
July 10, 2015
 
Contact:
Garrison Frost, Audubon California, (510) 601-1866, ext. 225, gfrost@audubon.org
Greg Suba, California Native Plant Society, (916) 447-2677
Ileene Anderson, Center for Biological Diversity, (323) 654-5943, ianderson@biologicaldiversity.org

An Unprecedented Attack

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by Defenders of Wildlife

Last week we saw an unprecedented attack on a wide range of our nation’s wildlife and wild places using the Interior Spending bill. With so much at stake, voices spoke out from every direction against these riders, and most importantly of all, representatives heard from YOU, their constituents!

The post An Unprecedented Attack appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Berryessa Snow Mountain is Newest Designated National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2015

Contact: Courtney Sexton, 202-772-0288

Berryessa Snow Mountain is Newest Designated National Monument

California’s majestic mountain region now permanently protected

Home on the Prairie

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by Steve Forrest

In June, Defenders representatives worked on the American Prairie Reserve to expand prairie dog colonies. We wanted to make new habitat more prairie dog friendly, to encourage prairie dogs to move into this new area, and to protect the growing colony from plague.

The post A Prairie Dog “Ranch” appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Why We Need Sharks

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© Ed Gullekson
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by Ashby Remley

Scientists have found direct connections between the loss of sharks and the loss of healthy coral reefs, declining fish populations, crashing shellfish populations, and more. Remove one link in the food chain and the entire system can be thrown off.

The post Sharks – the Wolves of the Sea appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

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