Habitat Conservation

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

Taking a Hike: Joining the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

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Check out footage from Defenders' Laurie Macdonald as she joins the crew from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition for a segment of their 100-day, 1000-mile journey through some of the state's most wild places.

BREAKING: House Passes Extreme “Drill Everywhere” Bill

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The House of Representatives today voted to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as well as area off the shores of the Lower 48 to dangerous drilling.

California Dreaming: Lone wolf entering California marks historic conservation success

WASHINGTON (12/30/2011) - A lone dispersing wolf from Oregon, known as OR7, has crossed the border into northern California.

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

Great Lakes wolves successfully recovered under Endangered Species Act

Federal protections lifted based on sustainable populations and solid state management plans

WASHINGTON (12/21/2011) -

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will be removing federal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes, including parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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

Historic decision to return genetically pure bison to tribes paves way for conservation

Montana wildlife commission approves transfer of 68 Yellowstone bison to Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Reservations

HELENA, Mont. (12/09/2011) -

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission approved a land-mark plan today to move 68 bison from a quarantine facility near Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian Reservations.

The following is a statement from Jonathan Proctor, Rocky Mountain representative for Defenders of Wildlife:

Obama administration to broaden sage grouse conservation efforts

Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management to update land-use plans with sage grouse protections

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Washington Wildlife Commission Approves Wolf Recovery Plan

State will manage for long-term, sustainable wolf population

OLYMPIA, Wash. (12/05/2011) -

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s final wolf recovery plan on Saturday, charting a course toward the long-term sustainability of its growing wolf population.

The following is a statement from Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative for Defenders of Wildlife:

DOI endorses bad Wyoming wolf plan

USFWS pursues premature delisting based on inadequate state management plan

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Yellowstone bison may find new tribal homes

Relocation plan could help Montana tribes restore conservation herds

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