Habitat Conservation

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

We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea

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by Mark Salvo

New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?

Oklahoma energy briefs for April 11, 2014

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April 11, 2014
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NEWS OK
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Photo: Larry Lamsa / WikiCommons
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Defenders In the News

Conservation groups challenge limited protections for lesser prairie-chicken

Defenders of Wildlife * WildEarth Guardians * Center for Biological Diversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2014

Contact: Jason Rylander, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-3245

                Erik Molvar, WildEarth Guardians, (307) 399-7910

                Jay Lininger, Center for Biological Diversity, (928) 853-9929

 

Conservation groups challenge limited protections for lesser prairie-chicken

Big Oil, bad decisions: Coast Guard report sheds more light on Shell’s shenanigans in Alaska

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by Haley McKey

On April 3, the Coast Guard released a report on its investigation of the grounding of the Kulluk, Shell’s Arctic drill rig, on New Year’s Eve in 2012. What it found is upsetting - but unfortunately, not unexpected.

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge

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Ocelot, Photo: Tony Hisgett/ Wikimedia Commons
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by Eva Sargent

The new kitten in Texas has a special place in our hearts because several years ago Defenders helped revegetate habitat needed by ocelots in Texas and worked to stop the Border Patrol from removing vegetation and installing huge lighting arrays, which would have fragmented habitat and potentially disrupted ocelot behavior. These days, we continue to work to protect ocelots and jaguars as they struggle to recolonize their habitat in the U.S.

Refuges Before Rockets

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Piping Plover, © Melissa Groo

Prairie-chicken plan stirs debate

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March 18, 2014
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Amarillo
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Lesser Prairie Chicken, © Joel Sartore
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Defenders In the News

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

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