Habitat Conservation

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

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.

Welcome to the Chugach

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Filled with trees, rocks, glaciers, rivers and an abundance of wildlife, the Chugach National Forest is a sight to behold.

Another Record-Breaking Year for Cape Hatteras Sea Turtles

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Thanks to advocates fighting to keep vital protections in place, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is seeing a record-breaking year of nesting sea turtles.

Watching Wildlife

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Grizzly bear, © Daniel S. Licht
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Grizzly bear, © Daniel S. Licht

Oregon’s O&C Public Lands: Legacy, Legislation and the Future of these Federal Forests

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Logging of old-growth forests has been a controversial topic in the northwest for decades, and today, though there's a clear need for these practices to stop, some are still advocating full speed ahead.

A New Collaboration for Coral Reefs

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Coral reef, © Ed Talbot
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Coral reefs support thousands of species of fish, corals, invertebrates and other creatures - but some collection practices can put all of them in danger. Defenders is working with industry leaders to stop these practices and protect our world's coral reef wildlife.

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