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Defenders of Wildlife

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Turtles in Trouble »

Defenders of Wildlife’s Executive Vice President (and former head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Jamie Rappaport Clark filed this video report from Bon Secour National Wildlife in Alabama, an important nesting area for threatened and endangered sea turtles. Watch the video to learn how the Gulf oil spill crisis may impact these sensitive… Read more »

Time out on Arctic offshore drilling needed »

Today, conservation and Alaska Native groups headed to federal court to legally challenge Shell Oil’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer. Leases to drill in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas were approved by the federal government in October and December of 2009 and authorize drilling to begin as early as… Read more »

Eerie normalcy »

On a late afternoon walk in Bon Secour NWR an eerie normalcy prevails in the upbeat melody of birds and frogs. This is the first day of a three day trip with Defenders of Wildlife to document the coastal wildlife habitats of the Gulf, before and after the impending resolution to the mass of oil accumulating from an exploded offshore oil rig.