Monitoring

Monitoring

Monitoring is essential to effective and efficient conservation: we need to know the effects of our actions on wildlife, from the benefits of actions to recover species to the consequences of authorizing harm. Under a law like the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), monitoring may be a formal process that must occur every five years. It may also include compliance monitoring for the thousands of activities that are authorized under the ESA every year and that affect lsited species.

In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve conservation monitoring. …


Publications

The Forest Service released a federal proposed action for amending the Thunder Basin Land and Resource Management Plan. Defenders is …

The Trump Administration has continued to advance work on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the Department of …

This report was produced by Defenders of Wildlife, with the support of CCI, to detail the effects three proposed liquefied natural gas …

The Trump Administration has continued to advance work on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the Department of …

Deforestation can be monitored from space using Earth observation satellites. For this interactive, an algorithm analyzed data …

The U.S. Endangered Species Act requires a review of the status of listed species once every five years. Because of budget and …

An interactive story map detailing how border wall construction would impact the people, places and wildlife of the Lower Rio Grande …

Defenders of Wildlife maintains the Electric Fence Incentive Program in the Rockies and Plains region (read more here). Through this …

Map depicting proposed road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

CCI has helped support spatial analyses and mapping to protect desert tortoises, a project led by the Renewable Energy program in …

Background: The dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) is an imperiled species that is restricted to shinnery oak (Quercus …

This white paper explains the problems with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s recent decision to not list the dunes …

Compliance monitoring is an integral part of law and policy implementation. A lack of compliance monitoring for the Endangered Species …