Habitat Conservation

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

Florida Panther

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

Environmental Groups Appeal Arctic Drilling Suit Dismissal

More than a dozen environmental and Native American groups are appealing a U.S. judge’s February decision to uphold a 2008 drilling lease sale that opened for exploration the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska.

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April 13, 2012
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Polar Bear, Norbert Rosing / National Geographic Stock
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Peter Nelson
Director Federal Lands Program

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