01 January 2013 Happy New Year! Posted by: Defenders of Wildlife | 1 comment | Share: Happy New Year! Take a look at yesterday’s post to learn what we have planned for 2013, then share with us: what are your hopes for wildlife this year? ©Brian Van der Woude One Response to “Happy New Year!” Millie Sheen January 2nd, 2013 Happy New Year Defenders. You do an absolutly amazing job! Have a great year! And Thanks on behalf of all the animals you have saved and the future ones you will help. Happy New Year once again. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home? California prepares to welcome wolves home, but delays on providing state protections Now, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves throughout most of the rest of the country, gray wolves are once again at risk. Delisting would short-circuit wolf recovery in the Pacific West and would effectively mean giving up on one of our country’s most important and iconic species. Fortunately, California has an opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping the gray wolf continue to recover in the coming months and years.