Habitat Conservation

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

Conservation groups defend Cape Hatteras National Seashore

New National Park Service rule protects visitors & wildlife, allows responsible beach driving

Worth Defending: Arctic Fox

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Living doesn’t come easy on the tundra. But this furry fox with a bushy blanket for a tail finds the frigid habitat fitting. Big paws of dense fur keep the fox from crashing through crusty snow as it listens for the lemmings and voles tunneling below. Hearing a scurry or a squeak, the Arctic fox nabs its prey beneath the snowpack with a dramatic pounce and paw punch.

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.

Living with Wildlife

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Defenders and ranchers are working together to conserve land and species

by Heidi Ridgley

Kit Foxes, © Kevin Schafer / Minden Pictures

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.

Amphibians

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Longtail Salamander, Photo: Ryan Hagerty / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Species at Risk

National solar energy plan moves closer to final stages

Statements from conservation groups and other stakeholders in support of guided solar development

Obama administration proposes new forest-planning rule

A statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife

WASHINGTON (January 26, 2012) - The Obama administration today proposed a new forest-planning rule that will guide the management of 155 nationals forests and grasslands across the United States.

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

National Park Service finally issues rules for responsible beach driving in Cape Hatteras

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 20, 2012) - The National Park Service (NPS) today announced new rules to manage off-road vehicle traffic on beaches so nesting and baby sea turtles and birds as well as pedestrians are protected in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, according to conservation groups.

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