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

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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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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