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Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.
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Senator Ron Wyden has filed an amendment (SB1318) to the Senate’s immigration reform bill that would address the terrible impacts the Real ID Act of 2005 has had on the lands, wildlife and the people who live along the border. His amendment removes sections in the bill that allow for excess border fencing, provide unnecessary exemptions from NEPA and dozens of other laws that protect wildlife, antiquities and important landscapes and grant Border Patrol immediate access to all Federal lands within 100 miles of the border in Arizona.
Immigration reform doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment. Evidence shows that walls along the U.S.-Mexico border do not improve border security or address immigration problems. However, they are very effective at wasting taxpayer dollars, and having severely detrimental effects on wildlife and the environment.
Conservation Community's Principles and Recommendations for Strengthening the Farm Bill Conservation Title »
This document outlines the priorities for improving the conservation title of the Farm Bill as agreed to by an extensive group of regional, national and international conservation organizations.
Our National Forests contain some of the most exceptional natural places in the United States, with immeasurable recreational, scientific, ecological, and cultural value. In February 2013 the U.S. Forest Service released proposed directives to guide implementation of the new Planning Rule for the National Forest System.
Using ecosystem services to encourage decision-makers to balance the interests of nature and society. Includes case studies highlighting the benefits of biodiversity.
When President Richard M. Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law, America was at a conservation crossroads. Would we as a nation accept a future of vanishing species? Or would we have the wisdom, courage and vision to protect our nation’s natural heritage for future generations? Thankfully, we chose the path of protection, passing the ESA and paving the way for some of our nation’s greatest conservation success stories. Today this landmark legislation faces new challenges that require the same measure of courage and vision.
Defenders of Wildlife ESA Policy White Paper Series: Assessing and Improving Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances »
This is the first study to evaluate every candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) issued through 2012. It first analyzes how and when CCAAs have been used, and then describes recommended improvements to CCAA implementation.
For almost 40 years, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has helped prevent the extinction of our national treasures. Learn about the species of the West that the ESA has saved from the threat of extinction and put back on the road to recovery. Included in this factsheet: Aleutian Canada goose, Columbia whitetail deer, grizzly bear, gray wolf of the northern Rockies, and southern sea otter.