Posts Categorized: Southwest

Jaguar, © Gary Stolz/FWS

Saving the Sacred Santa Ritas »

A proposed mining project in the Santa Rita Mountains would involve a mile-wide, half mile-deep open pit mine that would cause great damage to habitat for many imperiled species, and dump toxic mining waste on national forest land.

Baby Ocelot/FWS

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge »

The new kitten in Texas has a special place in our hearts because several years ago Defenders helped revegetate habitat needed by ocelots in Texas and worked to stop the Border Patrol from removing vegetation and installing huge lighting arrays, which would have fragmented habitat and potentially disrupted ocelot behavior. These days, we continue to work to protect ocelots and jaguars as they struggle to recolonize their habitat in the U.S.