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Conserving Key Species

Improving Policies to Conserve Key Species

Improving Policies to Conserve Focal Species

Returning an important species to its native habitat means more than just restoration or reintroduction. Our experts work with federal and state agencies and others to develop science-based conservation plans designed to conserve species on public and private lands, and ensure they have the resources they need to have a real chance of survival. We also work to improve wildlife policies at the federal, state and local levels, and speak out when new policies or legislation are proposed that could impact focal species.

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Where We Work
The Golden state is home to millions of wild birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish that need our help.
Conservation Issue
Climate change is now one of the leading threats to wildlife. Find out what Defenders is doing to help animals around the country survive in a warming planet.
In the Magazine
The conservation outlook in the Senate has improved, but we still have a House leadership that is quite hostile to environmental programs.