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?
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!
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:
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.