Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation

Grizzly Bear Yellowstone, ©Sandy Sisti

The Menace of Montanore Mine »

Nothing says western wilderness quite like intact landscapes with grizzly bears and healthy streams with native bull trout. But a proposed mining project in northwest Montana threatens the habitat and survival of these species protected under the Endangered Species Act.

caribou in Denali, © Lawrence Metz

The Fantastic Fall Migration »

It’s fall in Alaska, and that means that a spectacular migration is in full swing. Each year, North American caribou undertake an epic journey from their breeding range to wintering grounds – one of the biggest large-mammal land migrations on Earth. But a changing climate and the threat of development could make this annual migration a challenge.

2014 Conservation Awards

Honoring Conservation Heroes »

Last week, Defenders hosted our annual Wildlife Conservation Awards Dinner – a wonderful opportunity to gather with our Board, National Council, members of Congress and other supporters to celebrate Defenders’ accomplishments and to honor members of the conservation community.

Birds at Chincoteague NWR, © Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

Celebrate Your Public Lands! »

This Saturday, September 26, is National Public Lands Day. This day of celebration invites Americans to enjoy the lands that belong to them, and even volunteer in projects to enhance public lands and resources.