Approval by Imperial County officials means work can begin on what will be the world’s largest solar farm.
Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation
“What’s frustrating about the Calico solar project is that the developer and the Bureau of Land Management can avoid the worst impacts to wildlife by being ‘smart from the start’ and moving the project to degraded agricultural lands near the proposed site,” says Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife’s California program director.
Defenders’ president, Jamie Rappaport Clark, speaks out against a proposed road that would cut through the ecological heart of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska.
Check out footage from Defenders’ Laurie Macdonald as she joins the crew from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition for a segment of their 100-day, 1000-mile journey through some of the state’s most wild places.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only system of federal lands in the U.S. dedicated primarily to conserving wildlife and their habitats. But what happens when Congress doesn’t give our refuges the funding they need?
Defenders of Wildlife and 20 other organizations that make up the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) released a report this week that sheds light on that very question.