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Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.

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The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish analyzed the feasibility of reintroducing river otters (Lontra canadensis) to one or more river systems in that state. The Conservation Economics Program was contracted by Amigos Bravos - Friends of the Wild Rivers, to estimate the economic benefits that reintroduction can be expected to generate on behalf of the River Otter Working Group.
Under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service must determine the economic impacts of designating critical habitat for the recovery of a listed species. The Conservation Economics Program has developed a state-of-the-art method for identifying and estimating all economic impacts, including benefits, of designating critical habitat. The Canadian Lynx serves as a case study with research focused in representative areas of Montana and Maine.
This report was commissioned by Defenders of Wildlife through a generous grant from the Alex C. Walker Educational and Charitable Foundation. Dr. Gail Lash and Ms. Pamela Black of Ursa International conducted the research and wrote the report, which summarizes survey findings for those potential participants who would "supply" ecotourism services centered on the red wolf, and the potential tourists who would "demand" ecotourism services.
The U. S. District Court rules for Defenders, specifically finding that the FWS’ actions were illegal because the agency reduced protections for wolves without determining that the species occupied all of the areas of its historic range that are required to ensure that the species will effectively recover. Wolves are once again offered full protections under the ESA.
Letter and resolution from the American Society of Mammalogists asking Alaska Governor Murkowski to strengthen the application of science-based management to sound policy decisions for the wildlife and citizens of Alaska.
An evaluation of Alaska's predator control programs in relation to the NRC's recommended biological standards and guidelines.
Companion to Assessing the Wealth of Nature
This paper provides a framework for a habitat-based monitoring program for assessing overall impacts of state-based conservation efforts, as well as background and guidance for data collection and analysis.

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