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In the Center for Conservation Innovation, we lead and collaborate on original science; develop technologies such as web apps; and imagine the next generation of policy, all with a focus on improving conservation outcomes. Here you can search and filter our papers, reports, apps, maps, and other products.

The goals of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are to prevent extinction and recover species, but these goals can only be met if the law …

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

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 …

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 …

A significant limitation in biodiversity conservation has been the effective implementation of laws and regulations that protect …

Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government …

A Shiny app to explore section 7 consultation data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the period 2008-2018. All data are from …

Separating myth and reality is essential for evaluating the effectiveness of laws. Section 7 of the US Endangered Species Act (Act) …

This report, produced in collaboration between Defenders of Wildlife and National Parks Conservation Association, demonstrates how …

CCI provides mapping support throughout Defenders for informational handouts, such as this boat disposal site handout. The handout …

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

To stem the ongoing loss of biodiversity, there is an urgent need to distinguish effective and ineffective approaches to protecting …

An analysis of the funding needed for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to properly implement the US Endangered Species Act.

Under the North American model of wildlife management, states take the lead on managing many species. Whether states have the laws and …

Helping ensure that renewable energy projects are built close to existing transmission, on already degraded lands, and away from …

A map showing recovery units designated for threatened and endangered species, which allow more focused recovery efforts.

Over 14 of lands in the U.S. are federally owned and are essential to protecting wildlife. This simple web map shows many of the …

An alpha-stage app to view the areas occupied by Pacific Coast salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act. Please get in touch if …

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken is an imperiled species that was formerly listed as a threatened species, but was delisted in a court …

The jaguar is an important keystone predator whose range extends from South America through the Southwestern U.S. This web map allows …

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

Thousands of pages of ESA-related documents are created every year, each containing important and helpful information for conserving …

Proposals have been put forward to remove U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from species found in only one state …

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides tables of the counties of occurrence of each ESA-listed species, but they have no single …

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 …

Evaluating how wildlife conservation laws are implemented is critical to determining how best to protect biodiversity. Two agencies, …

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

A brief overview of Congressional appropriations and agency expenditures on the Endangered Species Act.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region assembled a small Microsoft Access database of non-listed, at-risk species, …

Implementing automated habitat change detection over the range of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

An analysis of incidental take data authorized and recorded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in their TAILS database.

Managers of large, complex wildlife conservation programs need information on the conservation status of each of many species to help …

Imperiled species are threatened by a variety of factors, many of which stem from human population growth and concomitant habitat loss. …