Habitat Conservation

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

Renewable Energy

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Desert Tortoise, Photo: Beth Jackson / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Solar, © Gray Watson / WikiCommons
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Success Stories

Polar Bears Win in Climate Change Related Ruling >
On October 17, 2011, a federal judge struck down a Bush administration rule that exempted greenhouse gas emissions from regulation under provisions of the Endangered Species Act.

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Defenders in Action

Working with States
Because the amount each state wildlife agency receives each year is not enough to meet all of its conservation goals, Defenders encouraged Congress to require each state to create a comprehensive wildlife conservation plan, also known as a State Wildlife Action Plan.

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Defenders in Action: National Forests and Other Public Lands

The U.S. Forest Service manages the National Forest System, comprising 193 million acres spread across 175 national forests and grasslands across the country. These lands sustain diverse ecosystems and support an incredible array of iconic animals such as grizzly bear, wolf, mountain lion, bighorn sheep, and wolverine.   

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers more than 245 million acres in 12 western states. The magnificent landscapes are home to species like sage grouse, pronghorn, and desert tortoise.

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Forest, © Mark Kimmet / istockphoto
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Protecting National Wildlife Refuges

America’s National Wildlife Refuge System is the world’s largest network of protected areas dedicated to wildlife conservation. For more than a century, the refuge system has been integral to bringing species such as the whooping crane back from the brink of extinction. Each year, tens of millions of people visit and enjoy national wildlife refuges in every U.S. state and territory, infusing nearly $1.74 billion into local economies and creating more than 32,500 U.S. jobs.

Major Threats

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Habitat Conservation 101

Every species requires a certain set of environmental conditions to be able to move around, feed and reproduce. Whether it’s in the forest, grassland, desert, tundra, or ocean, the place where each species finds the conditions it needs to live and thrive is called its habitat. 

Why Conserving Habitats Is Important

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Defenders in the Southwest

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Mexican Gray Wolf, Photo: Jim Clark / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Where We Work

Defenders is fighting for the recovery of Mexican gray wolves throughout the southwest, safeguarding wildlife and habitats along the border, and protecting the Sonoran Desert and local species.

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