Habitat Conservation

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

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.

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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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Climate change isn’t for these birds—Planning ahead for Florida sandhill cranes

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Sandhill Crane, © Jim Ridley
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Threatened Florida sandhill cranes are vulnerable to climate change-related flooding, which limits habitat where they can nest. Factoring in climate change for managing these beautiful birds will help protect them for future generations.

Sage-Grouse: Ambassador for the Sagebrush Sea

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Sage-grouse are by no means the only creatures that make their home in the Sagebrush Sea, but they are some of the most important. Protecting these iconic western birds can mean providing benefits for many other species in these grassland ecosystems.

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