Habitat Conservation

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

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan “Phased Approach” raises concerns for CA desert conservation

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March 10, 2015

Contact: Courtney Sexton; csexton@defenders.org, 202.772.0253

 

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan “Phased Approach” raises concerns for CA desert conservation

California and federal agencies announce a delay in finalizing a comprehensive plan

A Conservation Journey

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Florida Panther, © Lynn M. Stone/Nature Picture Library (captive)
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by Kent Wimmer

What Florida needs is a core of wildlife habitats — connected by corridors through forests, agricultural areas and wetlands — that will help its diverse wildlife thrive.

The post A Conservation Journey appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

What’s in a Niche?

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Polar bear, © Tom Schneider
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by Aimee Delach

Wildlife is already feeling the effects of a warming climate, especially those species that are adapted to a specialized niche.

The post What’s in a Niche? appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Groups sue to save endangered pallid sturgeon

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February 3, 2015
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BOZEMAN Daily Chronicle
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America’s Wildlife Refuges Belong to All of Us

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by Jamie Rappaport Clark

The Arctic Refuge’s coastal plain is a priceless landscape of pristine land and deserves the utmost protection.

The post America’s Wildlife Refuges Belong to All of Us appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

Smallest Cetacean on the Brink of Extinction in Mexico

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Vaquita (illustration), © Karel Havlicek/National Geographic Creative
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by Juan Carlos Cantu

With the rapid decline of the rare vaquitas, we are hopeful that the Mexican government will commit to preserving this unique animal.

The post Smallest Cetacean on the Brink of Extinction in Mexico appeared first on Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

The People Have Spoken

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Save the sage-grouse, save the West

Charismatic ambassadors of the American West, greater sage-grouse remain birds on the brink as a debate rages across the region and in Congress: Will conservation planning be enough or should the speices receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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