Habitat Conservation

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

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

California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes

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by Pamela Flick

After California's devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?

The post California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

On The Front

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by Mary Beth Beetham

Early this month, the U.S. House of Representatives literally waged a week-long war on wildlife and wildlands, passing three anti-wildlife bills.

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In winter, manatees need help getting warmed up

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by Elizabeth Fleming

Around 60% of the manatee population has become dependent on artificial sources of warm water in winter, like the Tampa Electric Big Bend Power Station. But what happens when these power plants are shut down?

The post In winter, manatees need help getting warmed up appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Rising tides, lawsuit erode bid to replace Outer Banks bridge

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February 3, 2014
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On “Mutually Insured Destruction”

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by Courtney Sexton

Defenders’ recently-released report “Mutually Insured Destruction: How Unchecked Crop Insurance Subsidies Harm the Environment” lays out the true cost of crop insurance subsidies. The report explains why crop insurance subsidies are different from other major farm subsidy programs, cites specifically documented cases of environmental impact from these subsidies and provides solutions that would be beneficial to all parties involved, including wildlife.

The Big Picture

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