Posts Categorized: Wildlife

Eliminating Critical Protections »

President Trump’s National Park Service Proposes to Abandon Federal Wildlife Management on Alaska’s Preserves On May 22, the Trump administration proposed removing existing National Park Service (NPS) hunting regulations on national preserves in Alaska and defer instead to whatever the state’s hunting regulations may be for these federal lands and waters. The stated reason for… Read more »

Our Blue Planet »

“My ocean.” That’s what one of my professors from college had on his license plate. That’s what he taught; that even in the middle of upstate New York, even in Kansas and Germany and Paraguay and Chad, people should care about the ocean. It’s your ocean. You have the power to keep it clean and protect its… Read more »

Black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul/Defenders

Endangered Species Day »

It’s Endangered Species Day! A day that is both somber and, at the same time, celebratory. Defenders has a long history (71 years!) of protecting North America’s native wildlife. Founded in 1947, Defenders has been focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity from the beginning. We believe in the inherent… Read more »

Poisoned Pollinators Provision »

A third of our food is pollinated by birds, bats, and insects. Native pollinators alone provide an estimated $3 billion in crop pollination services to farmers every year. So why is there a damaging attack on pollinators in the Farm Bill? The 2018 Farm Bill includes a destructive attack on the Endangered Species Act (ESA)… Read more »