Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation

Sage-grouse, © Jean Bjerke

Saving Sage-grouse from “The Core Problem” »

Unfortunately, and although the Wyoming plan has its merits, key components of the strategy are not in accord with the best available science on sage-grouse and are unlikely to protect sage-grouse from ongoing threats, particularly oil and gas drilling. “In fact, federal agencies and other states should avoid adopting the Wyoming strategy if their goal is to conserve sage-grouse,” says Defenders’ sage-grouse expert, Mark Salvo.

Prairie dogs, © Rob Englehardt

Gaining Ground »

Restoring prairie dogs to Thunder Basin National Grassland is helping to lay the groundwork for bringing back other endangered species.

Birds at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, © Bob Miller

Refuges in Peril »

Each year that our national wildlife refuge system is underfunded means lost opportunities to help endangered species, educate the public and maintain our nation’s wild places.

Black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul/Defenders of Wildlife

Black-footed Ferrets in the Centennial State »

Progress for the endangered black-footed ferret has been slow, with several setbacks along the way. But in the Centennial State, biologists, agency officials, landowners and nonprofits like Defenders are working together to forge a future for these imperiled animals.