Monitoring

ESA Listed Species Found in a Single State

Proposals have been put forward to remove U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from species found in only one state (intrastate species). Most ESA-listed species have limited ranges, which means most occur in a single state. Explore how many …

Timeliness of Five Year Reviews under the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Endangered Species Act requires a review of the status of listed species once every five years. Because of budget and personnel constraints, these five-year reviews are often behind schedule. This is a simple tool to view the timeliness of …

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 …