Monitoring

Agency plans are inadequate to conserve US endangered species under climate change

Despite widespread evidence of climate change as a threat to biodiversity, it is unclear whether government policies and agencies are adequately addressing this threat to species (1-4). We evaluate species sensitivity, a component of climate change …

Computer Vision for Renewable Energy

Defenders of Wildlife supports the development of renewable energy sources and works to ensure that this development is done in a manner that does not negatively impact wildlife. We used artificial intelligence technology and satellite data to help …

Agency plans are inadequate to conserve US endangered species under climate change

Despite widespread evidence of climate change as a threat to biodiversity, it is unclear whether government policies and agencies are adequately addressing this threat to species (1-4). We evaluate species sensitivity, a component of climate change …

Border Wall: Map of August 30, 2019 DHS Waiver

The Trump Administration has continued to advance work on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally announced waivers for new sections of wall along the border in the Lower Rio Grande …

Monitoring Policy for the ESA

The Endangered Species Act is considered one of the strongest acts in the world for protecting wildlife, but its effectiveness depends on proper implementation. Despite the importance of ensuring proper implementation, the agencies that implement the …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Border Wall: Map of April 23, 2019 DHS Waivers

The Trump Administration has continued to advance work on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally announced waivers for new sections of wall in western portions of the border. Here we …

Potential Impacts of Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities On Ocelot Recovery in Texas

This report was produced by Defenders of Wildlife, with the support of CCI, to detail the effects three proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Brownsville Ship Channel would have on the future of ocelot recovery in the United States. …