Posts Tagged: Conservation

Death by One Thousand Cuts: How the Trump Administration Is Using Rulemaking to Kill the Endangered Species Act »

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been remarkably successful in preventing the extinction of species. Only one percent of the more than 1,800 species listed in the United States as endangered or threatened have been declared extinct after receiving the protections of the Act and many speciesare on the path to recovery. But despite significant efforts to prevent extinction, the… 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 »

The Power of BIG Data »

Citizen Science Boosts Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Conservation Happy Citizen Science Day! In celebration of tomorrow’s annual event celebrating citizen science, also known as community science, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the dedicated volunteers who work with Defenders gather data that helps save species. Alaska Director Karla Dutton is partnering with dozens of organizations… Read more »

Borderlands: Communities of Hope »

California condor. Mexican long-nosed bat. Sonoran pronghorn. Mexican gray wolf. These are iconic, imperiled species of the American Southwest and northeastern Mexico. They are truly binational — their survival depends on cross-border habitat and coordinated recovery partnerships between U.S. and Mexican agencies, NGOs and individuals. In the long-term, these and other species must be able to freely… Read more »