Habitat Conservation

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

Meet Our Habitat Conservation Team

Peter Nelson
Director Federal Lands Program

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Extinction Rider Defeated with Strong Bipartisan Support

Congress votes to protect endangered wildlife over special interests

On July 27, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 224-202 to strip a provision from the Interior funding bill that would have prevented any new species from being added to the endangered species list.

Conservation Registry Provides Valuable Insight for Project Planning and Tracking

Powerful new database displays wildlife and conservation projects across the nation 

How does the conservation project you are working on fit into your watershed? Who’s fighting invasive species, providing fish passage or trying to bring back beaver in your area? Is anyone else surveying for frogs? Find out on the Conservation Registry. And, while you’re looking around, think about what project you could add to the website.

A Win for Colorado Habitats Damaged by Off-Highway Vehicles

State Parks Board increases opportunities for habitat restoration funding

In July 2010, in a 5-0 vote, the Colorado State Parks Board approved sweeping changes to the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Program that will give habitat restoration and law enforcement proposals the opportunity to receive a portion of the funds collected from OHV registration fees.

Defenders activists were also instrumental in achieving this success—our supporters sent almost half of the 6,000 messages submitted in favor of the reforms.

Red Knot

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Red Knot, Photo: Greg Breese / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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