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Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on National Wildlife Refuges: Considerations for Land Protection Priorities »
We use SLAMM modeling to estimate the likely impacts of sea level rise on eight coastal National Wildlife Refuges, focusing on both land already part of the refuges and lands that have been targeted for acquisition. We provide recommendations on how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can maximize the value of their conservation investments in light of sea-level rise.
A six-page "executive summary" of the impacts of sea level rise on National Wildlife Refuge land protection priorities.
FY 2013 Testimony on Wildlife Funding by Mary Beth Beetham
The annual report of Defenders of Wildlife for 2011.
Conservation groups are offering landowners in the Gardiner and Hebgen Basins 50 percent of the cost of fencing to mitigate concerns about free-roaming bison. $1,000 limit per landowner. Site visit prior to construction is required. Certain conditions and restrictions apply.
High crop prices and unlimited crop insurance subsidies contributed to the loss of more than 23 million acres of grassland, shrub land and wetlands between 2008 and 2011, wiping out habitat that sustains many species of birds and other animals and threatening the diversity of North America’s wildlife, new research by Environmental Working Group and Defenders of Wildlife shows.
Both the Senate and the House Agriculture Committee bills increased crop insurance subsidies – a change that encourages farmers to plow up habitat that is valuable for species such as the swift fox.
When farm programs began protecting wetlands and adjacent grassland ecosystems 25 years ago, the vast majority of wetlands in the U.S. already had been destroyed. Yet, the threats to short grass prairie grassland in the prairie pothole region seemed less severe when swampbuster and sodsaver first were created.
The lesser prairie chicken, one of our nation’s iconic grassland birds known for its unique breeding behavior, is also one of our most at-risk species. Now, increased crop insurance subsidies are threatening to convert even more of the grasslands that these birds need to survive.