conservation

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 …

Implementation

Conservation only happens when laws, policies, and planning are 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 Endangered Species Act (ESA) or as focused as building a fence to keep cattle from trampling habitat for Chiricahua leopard frogs. In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve how conservation is implemented.

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 Endangered Species Act (ESA) or as focused as building a fence to keep cattle from trampling habitat for Chiricahua leopard frogs. In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve how conservation is implemented.

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 …

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 …

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.

Panther Recovery in South Florida

A web map app to...

Recovery Units

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

Smart from the Start: Renewable Energy in the West

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

Southeast U.S. imperiled species planning

Imperiled species are threatened by a variety of factors, many of which stem from human population growth and concomitant habitat loss. The biodiversity of the Southeastern United States is of particular concern because of the combination of the high …