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.
Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation
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.
When a rise in reported human and bear conflicts in 1999 threatened to give Florida black bears a bad rap, Defenders initiated the Annual Florida Black Bear Festival to teach the public ways to live responsibly in bear country. Twelve years later, they’re still at it!
This month Florida legislators introduced a bill that would allow developers to build golf courses in state parks throughout the state. But public outcry at the ill-advised plan caused it to be withdrawn only a week later – just in time for Save the Florida Panther Week!