Posts Categorized: Living with Wildlife

Sea Otter, © Roy Toft / National Geographic Stock

Californians Unite to Restore Southern Sea Otters »

Californians love sea otters so much that they’ve been able to crowd fund sea otter recovery efforts. This is not only because sea otters are adorable, but also because they provide cultural value to our coastal communities, and support the overall health of the central coast’s nearshore marine ecosystems.

Florida panther, ©Connie Bransilver/USFWS

Wildlife Network Looks Great from 1,000 Feet »

This spring, Defenders and the University of Florida finished mapping a network of wildlife habitats and corridors across Northwest Florida. We used geographic information system (GIS) models to map priority unprotected habitats and to identify areas that will be developed in the years to come.

Mexican gray wolf, © Jim Clark/USFWS

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Activists Say “No” To Mexican Gray Wolf Extinction Bill; Washington Wildlife Officials Put Coexistence First; Tightened Restrictions on Bobcat Trapping Will Protect Imperiled Lynx and Wolverines; New National Monument Will Be Safe Haven for Countless California Species; Is the U.S. abandoning red wolves?

orcas, © Dr. Brandon Southall/NMFS/OPR

For the Love of Orcas »

Southern resident orcas are in so much trouble that NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency that is in charge of keeping tabs on marine mammals, announced in May that the southern resident orca is one of eight focal species for the agency, selected because they have enough information to conclude that without concerted conservation attention, it will go extinct.

U.S. Capitol

An Unprecedented Attack »

Last week we saw an unprecedented attack on a wide range of our nation’s wildlife and wild places using the Interior Spending bill. With so much at stake, voices spoke out from every direction against these riders, and most importantly of all, representatives heard from YOU, their constituents!