Habitat Conservation

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

On the Ground: New Ways of Ranching in the Old West

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The Great Pyrenees guard dogs on patrol look menacing—necks adorned with collars bearing sharp metal spikes. Beyond the hilltop and down the ridge gathers a band of fluffy, untroubled sheep—in sharp contrast to the alert and muscular dogs assigned to their protection.

Defenders in Action: Defenders Responds to Offshore Oil Disaster

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The British Petroleum (BP) offshore drilling rig that exploded on April 20 dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the following weeks. For sea turtles, fish, shorebirds, seabirds, corals, dolphins, whales and other wildlife that live part or all of their lives in the Gulf of Mexico, the unprecedented oil leak is catastrophic.

Eager for Beavers

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These furry engineers play a crucial and largely unrecognized roles in conservation - Eager for Beavers

By Heidi Ridgley

Beaver, © Tom and Pat Leeson

Defenders in Action: Gulf Oil Spill: Gusher Stops, Problems Remain

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Defenders chief scientist heads to the Gulf to document the oil spill's impact on wildlife.

© Krista Schlyer/Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders View: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico Disaster

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© Krista Schlyer

Two Years After Deepwater Horizon, Visible and Invisible Harms Foster Unease in Gulf

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It’s still too early to understand most of the damages from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, but what we already know is unsettling enough. Hear more from Defenders' chief scientist Chris Haney.

Taking our Message to Capitol Hill

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Defenders' Caitlin Balch-Burnett recently traveled to Washington DC with some super-activists to talk to members of Congress about why wildlife funding is so important.

Wild Matters: Mexican Wolves Gain Ground and More

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Mexican Gray Wolves Gain Ground

by Heidi Ridgley

Mexican wolf, © Ted Bobosh (captive)

CA Solar Farms: A ‘Right Way’ and a ‘Wrong Way’

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Approval by Imperial County officials means work can begin on what will be the world's largest solar farm.

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