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.
Stephanie Dashiell, California Desert Associate The excessive heat warnings are not the only reason the Salton Sea is appearing in the news this summer. The Salton Sea is the 525-square-mile saline lake in California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys created when the Colorado River flooded in 1905 –In 2003, the State of California and four large [...]
Mark Salvo, Federal Lands Policy Analyst The history of the American West is told in the tales of those who traveled, lived and loved the land. For sagebrush grasslands, these narratives often included reference to, reverence of, or concern for one of its most charismatic residents: the sage-grouse. The colorful history of the sage-grouse has [...]
Just 1% of California's native grasslands still exist - but we're part of a group working to make it easier (even profitable!) for more people to help protect and restore these vital landscapes and habitats.
The sun is finally setting on the poorly-planned Calico Solar project, which would have been a serious threat to the desert tortoise, burrowing owl, golden eagle and other creatures of the Mojave desert.
When renewable energy projects are done right, they are a great way to combat climate change. But the SunZia project threatens to harm some of the most fragile and biologically diverse ecosystems in the southwest.