Conservation

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Status of the Recovery Mandate Under Section 7(a)(1) of the U.S. Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is widely considered to be one of the strongest laws for protecting imperiled wildlife, with nearly all species protected under the law still existing today. Among the ESA's strongest provisions, at least as …
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Better representation is needed in Endangered Species Act implementation

In the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses the concepts of resilience, redundancy, and representation—often known as the “3Rs”—to guide implementation of the Endangered Species Act, which requires the U.S. government to designate …
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Defend the Roadless Rule in Utah

The Center for Conservation Innovation has produced a [static map](https://defenders-cci.org/files/UtahRoadlessStatic.pdf) and [story map](https://defenders-cci.org/map/Utah_roadless/index.html) to accompany a report that was released on July 23, …
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Golden cheeked warbler at risk from liquefied natural gas pipelines in Texas Hill Country

The Kinder Morgan Pipeline will destroy Golden cheeked warbler habitat in the Hill Country. This small songbird mates and nests only in Texas. Endemic salamanders will also be affected, along with creeks, rivers, and the Edwards Aquifer. Check out …
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Thunder Basin National Grasslands - U.S. Forest Service's Plan Amendment

The Forest Service released a federal proposed action for amending the Thunder Basin Land and Resource Management Plan. Defenders is opposed to this action because this amendment will remove the prairie dog strategy concerning the core management …
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Implementation

Conservation only happens when laws, policies, and planning is actually carried out. After the planning stage, we set to work carrying out the actions wildlife need completed for conservation to work. That may be as broad as implementing the …
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Washington Boat Disposal

CCI provides mapping support throughout Defenders for informational handouts, such as this boat disposal site handout. The handout provides directions for safe, proper boat disposal as an alternative to boat abandonment, which often results in leaked …
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Grizzly Bear Electric Fence Incentive Projects

Defenders of Wildlife maintains the Electric Fence Incentive Program in the Rockies and Plains region (read more [here](https://medium.com/wild-without-end/electrifying-coexistence-success-6aa987286f95)). Through this program, 43 fence projects were …
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In the Shadow of the Wall: Wildlife on the Line in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Provided is Defenders' comprehensive report on border wall impacts to wildlife, which was produced in support by CCI.
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Panther Recovery in South Florida

A web map app showing recovery zones for the Florida panther.