Habitat Conservation

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

Cut to the Quick: How the Sequester Hurts Wildlife Agencies

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by Defenders of Wildlife

Recent reports illustrate how drastically funding cuts have impacted the important work of wildlife and habitat conservation.

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A Whole New World: Sea Level Rise and the Changing Face of the Chesapeake

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by Anderson Shepard

Maryland's Chesapeake Bay region has the largest tidal marsh habitat on the Atlantic Coast, home to many species. Unfortunately, it is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. We're working with partner groups to create a strategy to preserve this important ecosystem.

It’s all adding up in Ivanpah

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by Courtney Sexton

Within the Mojave, the Ivanpah Valley has been identified as a critical link between conservation areas for one of the region’s most endangered inhabitants, the desert tortoise. At the same time, the Ivanpah Valley is also under mounting pressure from development of many kinds, including such land use impacts as multiple high-acreage renewable energy projects, electricity and gas transmission lines, a wastewater treatment project, airport and a high-speed rail line.

November is Manatee Awareness Month

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by Elizabeth Fleming

Take some time this month to learn more about these gentle but endangered marine mammals and what you can do to protect them.

The post November is Manatee Awareness Month appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Banking on Nature is Our Best Bet

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by Courtney Sexton

According to the peer reviewed report, Banking on Nature, The National Wildlife Refuge System brings in $2.4 billion and supports over 35,000 jobs annually.

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Are latest land-use plans for the birds?

Bureau of Land Management releases draft plans in National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy

It’s Not Just About the Grouse

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by Noah Matson

When it comes to conservation in the Sagebrush Sea, it’s not just greater-sage grouse that are in trouble; more than 350 other species in this disappearing ecosystem are of conservation concern.

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A Landmark Florida Conservation Movement

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by Laurie Macdonald

In Florida, we're helping to advocate for a constitutional amendment that could ensure a safe future for programs that protect and restore the state’s wild and wonderful places.

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