The expansion debate of San Joaquin Wildlife Refuge is underway, with an opportunity to protect more than 325 fish and wildlife species on the line. Yet fears and misinformation threaten to halt this effort, placing both wildlife and wetlands in danger.
The Senate has passed the $50 billion supplemental bill for repairs and restoration after Hurricane Sandy. Could this be our first step on "the path towards sustainable energy sources" President Obama spoke of in his inaugural speech?
WASHINGTON-The Senate passed the Hurricane Sandy supplemental bill yesterday in a historic step towards addressing climate adaptation. The $50 billion bill includes provisions for flood-reducing projects, repairs at national parks and wildlife refuges, and programs to increase the resiliency of coastal habitat and infrastructure in the face of future storms.
Statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark:
The largest estuarine ecosystem on the west coast, the Bay Delta provides critical spawning grounds for fish, pathways for migratory birds, and water for much of the region. Now, as species in the region are declining, we're looking at a new way to manage water in the Bay Delta before it's too late.
Keeping grizzlies alive and people safe in the Rockies
When the weather turns crisp and the sweet smell of apples and plums wafts to the upturned snout of a grizzly bear bulking up for winter hibernation in Montana, it’s a sure bet the bear will follow his nose.
When an oil spill or chemical leak threatens our nation's wildlife, this program is there to investigate the cause, restore habitat, and prevent future incidents. Now its already-stretched budget could be cut even further, begging the question: when the next spill happens, who will be there to clean up the mess?
After 17 years of legal battles, it's finally official: ecologically sensitive areas of Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve — home to the endangered Florida panther — are off limits to off-road vehicles!