Habitat Conservation

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

Wrong Move for Right Whales

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A pending decision on fishing for cod and other groundfish in New England has big implications for marine mammals, including some of the most endangered animals in our waters, the North Atlantic right whale.

TrekWest – A Coalition’s Campaign for Connectivity

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Border fences, highways, mining projects - there are many things in the southwest that can impact wildlife habitat. Our Southwest office is part of a coalition working to keep habitats connected for jaguars, foxes, roadrunners and other wildlife.

Sally Jewell Confirmed as Next Secretary of the Interior

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2013) — Secretary of the Interior Nominee Sally Jewell has been successfully confirmed this evening by an 87-11 Senate vote. Below is a statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark.

President’s Budget Works for Wildlife

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2013) —Today the Obama administration released its 2014 budget plan, which provides vital funding for Department of the Interior wildlife conservation programs.

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

Wilderness Today, Wine Country Tomorrow?

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As the climate changes, the best land to produce grapes for wine is shifting - right into vital wildlife habitat.

Chugach National Forest: Shaped by Rock, Ice and the Ocean

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Humans and wildlife alike rely on Alaska's Chugach National Forest, so we're working with the U.S. Forest Service to determine how climate change will impact this 7-million-acre network of ecosystems.

Coal Mining Drives Decline of Freshwater Fish

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In the southeast U.S., coal mines are putting the nation's most diverse populations of freshwater fish and mussels at risk.

Tropical Trees Get a Respite at CITES

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Tropical Forest, © Jonathan Ellis (Creative Commons)
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Logging of rosewood trees around the world has led to devastating losses of wildlife habitat and human lives. This year, our team at CITES helped establish better international protections for these trees, a great step toward stopping the vicious cycle.

Murkowski/Landrieu Dirty Energy Proposal a Non-starter

March 20, 2013-WASHINGTON, D.C– Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) unveiled their proposal to increase the amounts states receive from federal offshore oil and gas revenues. The measure would continue to give half of the federal revenues from on-shore energy projects to host states and would give up to 37.5 % of federal energy revenues produced off-shore to coastal states. The following is a statement on the proposal from Defenders of Wildlife president and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark:

The Clearest Way into Alaska is Through a Forest Wilderness

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From the concrete jungle of Washington, DC to the pristine wilderness of Alaska - that's the journey our new Alaska Representative has made. And she'll be the first to tell you - it was worth it.

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