Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation

sandhill cranes, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Wildlife Refuges Under Attack »

Many of California’s wildlife refuges are vital to migrating birds as they travel up or down the coast. What will this year’s drought mean for these travelers as many of the state’s few remaining wetlands dry up?

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Mapping for Conservation »

Today there is a huge amount of valuable information about conservation issues, and with web-based maps it is becoming easier and easier to view, share and explore. See how we’re putting this technology to work for wildlife.

Manatee, © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock

World Oceans Day »

The ocean plays a critical role in supporting life on this planet. It generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, regulates our climate, cleans our drinking water, and even offers ideas for potential medicines.

Prairie dogs, © Jonathan Proctor/Defenders

Seeing the Big Picture »

Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of endangered species recovery, the picture we need is a map that displays both the good and bad actions that affect the species. Interactive maps seem to be everywhere in our online lives; however, their potential hasn’t been fully leveraged to further endangered species conservation in the U.S.