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

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Public and private organizations have become increasingly interested in measuring the benefits that nature provides, such as clean drinking water, fertile soil, and habitat and livelihoods for people and other species. The 10 guiding principles for ecosystem services assessments are designed to encourage thorough assessments that take into consideration ecological, social, and economic values—an interdisciplinary approach that examines interdependent relationships.
This white paper explains the problems with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's recent decision to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard and recommends improvements to Service regulations and procedures to address these problems. Our recommendations are extremely relevant to the upcoming decisions on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken, greater sage grouse, and other species on the candidate list under the Endangered Species Act.
The recommendations presented in the Report are based on Defenders’ analysis of the opportunities and constraints for renewable energy development in the southern San Joaquin Valley.
This report details current legislative attacks on America’s imperiled plants and animals and assesses how each one would eviscerate wildlife conservation efforts.