Habitat Conservation

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

A New Plan for the Bay Delta

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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.

A Vote for Our Future: House Passes Hurricane Sandy Bill

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Relief is finally on its way to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, including coastal ecosystems and national wildlife refuges.

Got Bears?

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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.

Powering up for Wildlife

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“Smart-from-the-start” solar-energy plan ensures fewer risks to wildlife

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Protecting Wildlife From Poison

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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?

Long-Term Protection for Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve

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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!

Florida Panther

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Florida Panther, Photo: George Gentry / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Florida Panther, Photo: George Gentry / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Committee Endorses Plow and Plunder Farm Bill

Massive funding cuts, sweeping policy changes endanger wildlife nationwide

WASHINGTON (July 12, 2012) – The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee approved a version of the 2012 Farm Bill late last night that includes $6 billion in funding cuts and damaging policy changes to key wildlife conservation programs on America’s working landscapes.

The following is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife:

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