Posts Categorized: Wildlife

sandhill cranes, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Where’s the Water for Wildlife? »

Acres of wetlands in California’s Central Valley have been starved of water, leaving migratory birds, salmon, and other species without adequate food and habitat, but the state and federal agencies charged with managing California’s water are forging ahead with an ill-conceived plan that could seal their doom.

Wolf, © Michael S. Quinton, National Geographic Stock

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

First Washington Wolf Goes West; Congress’ Third Attempt to Remove Federal Protections for Wolves Since January; Wolf Advocates Show Their Support in Oregon; A Third Lone Male Makes His Way to Central Oregon; How Did Wolves Become Dogs?

bigeye thresher, © NOAA/NEFSC

Big Threats to the Bigeye Thresher »

Because of threats to the bigeye thresher shark, especially those from commercial and recreational fishing, Defenders is filing a petition asking the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to list the species under the Endangered Species Act.

Scarlet macaw, © María Elena Sánchez

Flying Free »

The Mexican population of the most spectacularly colored macaw in North America is growing! This spring, we were thrilled to take part in the release of 28 scarlet macaws in Veracruz, Mexico.