Habitat Conservation

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

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.

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Defenders View: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico Disaster

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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.

Video: Climate Change and Tidal Marshes

East coast tidal marshes, like those surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, are at risk of being completely devastated by rising sea levels due to climate change. Many endangered bird species, like the saltmarsh sparrow and the clapper rail, depend on these marshes. Defenders of Wildlife is working with the Audubon Society and Lower Shore Land Trust to develop plans to protect these ecosystems.
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Red Knot, © Andrew Harper
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Right Idea, Wrong Place: Groups Sue Solar Project to Protect Imperiled Wildlife and Wild Lands

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“What’s frustrating about the Calico solar project is that the developer and the Bureau of Land Management can avoid the worst impacts to wildlife by being ‘smart from the start’ and moving the project to degraded agricultural lands near the proposed site,” says Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife’s California program director.

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