Habitat Conservation

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

Red Knot Races Tide and Time

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During their migration from the Arctic to South America, red knots stop on beaches along the U.S. east coast and feast on the annual hordes of horseshoe crab eggs. Last fall, many of those beaches were washed away by Hurricane Sandy, leaving conservation groups scrambling to restore them in time for the red knots to pass through.

Izembek: The Saga Continues

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After years of delays and political wrangling - not to mention millions of dollars spent - Secretary Jewell has the chance to finally put an end to a project that would devastate a fragile and vital habitat.

Northern California’s Undiscovered Treasure

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From the thundering rapids of Cache Creek to the snow-capped peak of Snow Mountain, northern California’s Berryessa Snow Mountain region is home to iconic wildlife, and new legislation could keep it protected for generations to come.

A Road We Don’t Need in Alaska

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Jamie Rappaport Clark and former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit weigh in on the proposed road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Acting for the Everglades

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The Everglades region is a biodiversity hotspot, a World Heritage Site, a vital habitat for countless imperiled species, and more. But it also needs help from humans to stay healthy, so our Florida office has been hard at work making sure that the state legislature makes protecting the Everglades a priority.

Road to Recovery: The Karner Blue Butterfly

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Brilliant, Blue, and Bouncing Back! Defenders of Wildlife has set itself the goal of moving more than 100 endangered species up the federal recovery ladder over the next decade. Our “Road to Recovery” series will highlight several of these plants and animals and outline the challenges that lay ahead for improving their status. The Karner [...]

A road we don’t need in Alaska

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May 2, 2013
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High Sierra Amphibians Slated for Protections

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Sierra Nevada Habitat, © Pamela Flick, Defenders of Wildlife
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In the high Sierra Nevada, three rare amphibians face a variety of threats from humans, grazing livestock and a deadly disease. But now these creatures may finally be on their way to getting the protection they need.

Sage Grouse Strut Their Stuff

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Sage Grouse, © C. Robert Smith / National Geographic Stock
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These iconic birds of the western prairies may be declining, but for sage grouse, springtime still means it's time to dance!

Mexico Protects Sea Turtle Nesting Habitat

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Sea turtles, William R. Curtsinger / National Geographic Stock
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Sea turtle success! Thanks to new regulations that we've been working on for years, nesting sea turtles and hatchlings are now much safer on Mexico's beaches.

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