Habitat Conservation

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

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.

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.

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.

Obama Administration Charts New Course for Nation’s Forests

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On the Blog

The U.S. Forest Service released today its final forest-planning rule, which will guide the management of 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands across the country.

Defenders Speaks Out Against Izembek Refuge Road Proposal

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Defenders' president, Jamie Rappaport Clark, speaks out against a proposed road that would cut through the ecological heart of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska.

Conservation groups defend Cape Hatteras National Seashore

New National Park Service rule protects visitors & wildlife, allows responsible beach driving

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