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A federal judge has reinstated federal protections for wolves in Wyoming on the grounds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not ensure that the state’s wolf management plan was enforceable as required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Here’s what the decision means for wolves and the ESA.
This bi-annual newsletter is prepared by the co-chairs of the Species Survival Network Shark Working group, Alejandra Goyenechea (Defenders of Wildlife) and Rebecca Regnery (Humane Society International). The Fall 2014 newsletter includes updates on sharks, mantas and rays, and the latest workshops on the implementation of international regulations.
This bi-annual newsletter is prepared by the co-chairs of the Species Survival Network Shark Working group, Alejandra Goyenechea (Defenders of Wildlife) and Rebecca Regnery (Humane Society International). The newsletter provides a summary of the latest international and regional shark news, and an analysis of the latest actions and regulations regarding sharks.
Seeds of Resilience: Safeguarding Wildlife and Habitat from Climate Change through the Farm Bill Conservation Programs »
This report examines opportunities to use Farm Bill conservation programs to enhance wildlife habitat in order to reduce climate change impacts to wildlife.
On June 8-9, 2011, the Defenders of Wildlife hosted an informal workshop on diversionary feeding of polar bears in Anchorage, Alaska to reduce human-bear conflicts.
Payments for Wildlife and Biodiversity Outcomes Under Farm Bill programs recommends ways for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to incorporate biodiversity and wildlife outcomes into its practice-based conservation programs under the 2014 Farm Bill. Phasing outcomes into the existing payment structure could help Farm Bill programs achieve more successful conservation for biodiversity and wildlife.
As efforts to restore wolves to their historical ranges succeed, conflict with ranchers invariably arises. To protect wolves and livestock, ranchers can adopt nonlethal practices, and consumers can insist on purchasing meat from ranchers who do.
This report details how the Bureau of Land Management and other states should avoid adopting Wyoming’s strategy for conserving sage-grouse, and includes recommendations for adopting science-based measures that are more likely to protect and recover the species.
With the amount of geospatial data now available online, Defenders is looking into ways to put this wealth of information to use to improve recovery programs for endangered species.
Testimony on Oil and Gas Development in National Wildlife Refuges by Noah Matson, Defenders of Wildlife »
Testimony of Defenders' Vice President for Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation before the House Natural Resources Committee at am oversight hearing entitled "Oil and Gas Activities within Our Nation's National Wildlife Refuge System" held May 20th, 2014. In the testimony, Defenders highlights the need for tracking of the impacts of oil and gas development on National Wildlife Refuges, the costs to taxpayers to maintain and restore ecosystems after wells are abandoned and the existing authority of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service on this matter.