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High-tech animal detection system debuts (ABC-7) - http://www.abc-7.com/story...
(January 6, 2012) "A very dangerous stretch of roadway for Florida panthers - in particular a number of female and kittens have been killed over the yearss," said Elizabeth Fleming, a Florida representative for Defenders of Wildlife. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Federal use of aerial sharpshooters to kill wolves draws fire - (LA Times) - http://www.latimes.com/news...
(December 15, 2011) "Unfortunately, it's become a situation where they're just scapegoating wolves to try to appease the hunters in the area," said Suzanne Stone, Idaho representative for Defenders of Wildlife. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Gov pens wolf budget (Jackson Hole News&Guide) - http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article...
(December 7, 2011) “There is no quantifiable justification for paying up to seven times the confirmed loss of livestock,” Defenders of Wildlife said in comments to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Wyoming’s wolf management plan. “This type of inflated compensation is extremely troubling and will likely encourage poor livestock husbandry as producers are better rewarded for losing livestock than taking preventative measures to avoid predation. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Is the FL Black Bear Still at Risk? (Public News Service) - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index...
(November 23, 2011) Laurie Macdonald, director of Defenders of Wildlife's Florida program, says her group is celebrating the bear's progress, but she notes that several isolated sub-populations are struggling and facing issues such as inbreeding. She thinks the plan should do more to protect them. "Be sure they bolster the habitat protection provisions; that they bolster the prevention of human-bear conflict provisions." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Coletta: Everglades Boulevard interchange would have ‘minimal effects’ on environment (Naples Daily News) - http://www.naplesnews.com/news...
(September 8, 2011) “The proposed interchange on or somewhere near Everglades Boulevard would lead to habitat segregation, habitat loss and habitat degradation,” said Laurie Macdonald, the Florida director of the Defenders of Wildlife. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Sportsmen plead with FWC to open hunting in portion of Big Cypress currently off limits (Naples Daily News) - http://www.naplesnews.com/news...
(September 8, 2011) However, Laurie Macdonald, of the environmentalist group Defenders of Wildlife, said the Fish and Wildlife Service would add expertise on protecting animals. “Our decisions about hunting are based on what’s sustainable to the species,” she said after the meeting. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Idaho Allows Wolf Hunting Season With Traps, No Kill Quota (KUOW) - http://kuow.org/northwe...
(July 29, 2011) Well, and he asphyxiates. This whole scenario worries Suzanne Stone of the group Defenders of Wildlife. "If the traps are not checked for two or even three days, it really increases the likelihood that the animal will actually die in the trap," she says. "They go through a lot of stress. They go through heat exhaustion, become severely dehydrated and die that way. Or freeze to death." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Wolves Move From Endangered to Hunted in Rural Mont. (New York Times) - http://www.nytimes.com/gwire...
(July 29, 2011) Montana's plan, while more palatable to environmental groups, would remove too many wolves to maintain a viable population, said Suzanne Asha Stone, northern Rockies representative for Defenders of Wildlife who is based in Boise. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Despite the hype, few people really want to hunt wolves in Idaho (Times News Magic Valley) - http://www.magicvalley.com/news...
(July 7, 2011) “Hopefully, fewer tag sales shows that this supposed hatred of having wolves in the area is not as intense as it was in the past,” said Suzanne Stone, Defenders of Wildlife Northern Rocky Mountains representative - Defenders of Wildlife
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Marten Relative Denied Protection (Idaho Mountain Express) - http://www.mtexpress.com/vu_brea...
(July 1, 2011) "Today's decision is a major disappointment," said David Gaillard of Defenders of Wildlife, who drafted the petition to protect the Rocky Mountain population. "The rarest carnivore in the Rockies may just disappear unless we take swift action to prevent any further decline." - Defenders of Wildlife
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APNewsBreak: Idaho to offer looser wolf hunt rules (Westport News) - http://www.westport-news.com/news...
(July 1, 2011) However, Suzanne Stone, Northern Rocky Mountains representative of the Defenders of Wildlife in Boise, called the proposal reprehensible. She said wolves are a lightning rod species, even though coyotes kill more livestock and cougars more elk per animal than wolves. "So, just open season?" Stone said. "They don't manage any other kinds of wildlife that irresponsibly. I'm shocked to think that's OK with wolves. This is clearly a political and knee jerk reaction, rather than a biological need." - Defenders of Wildlife
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OR Wolf Bill Eyed in Idaho (Public News Service) - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index...
(June 30, 2011) Wolf specialist Suzanne Stone with Defenders of Wildlife also was involved in the negotiations. She says it was important to make sure that everyone's views were respected, science was followed, and there was local involvement. She wants Idaho to take a close look at the legislation, too. "The best thing about this is it allows people to sit down face-to-face, talk about the issues and take responsibility for resolving this issue within their state. It brings everybody to the table." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Don’t Light the Way for Florida Turtles (Public News Service) - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index...
(June 30, 2011) Elizabeth Flemming, the Defenders of Wildlife Florida representative, says people can take other easy steps beyond lighting to help the sea turtles, as well. "Keeping the beaches free of trash is one of the best ways to ensure that we're not attracting even more predators onto the beach." - Defenders of Wildlife
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GOP lawmakers take aim at Endangered Species Act (Kentucky) - http://www.kentucky.com/2011...
(June 29, 2011) Environmentalists say they fear the successful wolf delisting language will open the act to new legislative attacks. It "has certainly emboldened certain members who for political reasons see a benefit in stopping new listings," said Mike Senatore, vice president of conservation law at Defenders of Wildlife. "It set exceedingly bad precedent." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Endangered species: Federal judge comes to aid of endangered species in California (LA Times) - http://www.latimes.com/news...
(June 29, 2011) Kim Delfino, California program director for the Defenders of Wildlife, said, "The lesson of this ruling is this: These federal agencies can no longer get by simply saying, 'Nothing is going to happen to these species — trust us.'" - Defenders of Wildlife
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Obama and the Environment: In Need of a Climate Shift? (The Nonprofit Quarterly) - http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/index...
(June 29, 2011) "Unfortunately, President Obama’s instinct seems to be to avoid tough battles, relying on the argument that even as his record falls short, his administration is better on conservation than the previous one and better than any likely to succeed him should his reelection effort fall short.” (Defenders of Wildlife President Rodger Schlickeisen) - Defenders of Wildlife
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Al Gore voices left's climate grumbling (POLITICO) - http://www.politico.com/news...
(June 23, 2011) "Unfortunately, President Obama’s instinct seems to be to avoid tough battles, relying on the argument that even as his record falls short, his administration is better on conservation than the previous one and better than any likely to succeed him should his reelection effort fall short," Defenders of Wildlife President Rodger Schlickeisen wrote in a long blog post Tuesday. - Defenders of Wildlife
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One for the birds: Supreme Court backs EPA ban on a crop pesticide that's deadly to avians (Houston Chronicle) - http://www.chron.com/disp...
(June 16, 2011) "The EPA decision confirmed what we've been saying for years: carbofuran is a deadly poison that has absolutely no place in our food or the environment," says Jason Rylander, senior staff attorney for Defenders of Wildlife. "The court's action means that, in this case, the health and safety of the American people and our nation's wildlife have trumped the profits of powerful corporations." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Sanctuaries bill OK'd by Senate panel (Press Democrat) - http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article...
(June 9, 2011) Richard Charter of Bodega Bay, a veteran anti-drilling lobbyist with Defenders of Wildlife, said the Senate Commerce Committee vote was "a critical first step" toward protecting more of the coast. "We won," he said. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Pilot program compensates ranches for livestock killed by panthers (Naples Daily News) - http://www.naplesnews.com/news...
(June 8, 2011) “It’s not as simple as just someone writing a check,” Defenders of Wildlife’s Florida representative Elizabeth Fleming said. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Cerabino: Growth may be more than they can bear (Palm Beach Post) - http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news...
(June 7, 2011) Projected to continue? Laurie Macdonald, the Florida program director for Defenders of Wildlife, isn't so sure. "There will be a lot of changes as a result of the last legislative session," Macdonald said. "They don't bode well for the wide-ranging bear, which needs a sizeable and connected area of habitat." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Red knot population continues to dwindle (Baltimore Sun) - http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports...
(June 6, 2011) "What Maryland is doing is not scientifically defensible from our perspective. Maryland is part of the problem," said Caroline Kennedy, vice president of the Defenders of Wildlife. "We need a moratorium." - Defenders of Wildlife
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California's tax check-off fund for otters headed for renewal (Santa Cruz Sentinel) - http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localne...
(June 6, 2010) "This is certainly great news all the way around. It's a very important fund. It's critical to sea otter populations and understanding better why our sea otter population in the area is in trouble," said Jim Curland, marine program associate for Defenders of Wildlife. - Defenders of Wildlife
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You're Next: Are grizzlies ready to come off the endangered species list? - http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/gyrobas...
(May 26, 2011) It seems like everybody loves grizzly bears these days. They're one of the most recognizable emblems of Montana's rugged western culture. Just look at the shops in Missoula: Grizzly Grocery, Grizzly Hackle, Grizzly Liquor. The bear has been the University of Montana's mascot for over a century. UM even toted grizzly cubs to sports games up until the 1960s; now a person in a grizzly costume, the crowd-pleasing, back-flipping Monte, has replaced them. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Initiative aims to educate public about grizzly, black and polar bears (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle) - http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/sports...
(May 20, 2011) "The number one threat to grizzly bears is humans," Jonathan Proctor of Defenders of Wildlife said on Monday. "Our actions will directly influence whether or not we can remove grizzlies from endangered species protections. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Gas Pump Politics: Republicans, Democrats and Obama Suffering From Post-Deepwater Disaster Amnesia (Huffington Post) - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011...
(May 19, 2011) "He's responding to political pressure,” says Richard Charter, senior policy adviser for marine programs at Defenders of Wildlife, who claimed that Obama’s announcement represents his fifth flip-flop on the issue. “During the campaign, he said he would protect the Florida coast from offshore drilling at any cost. The next day, he said some drilling would be OK. He took office and backed off the issue. Then last April, he said he would pursue drilling. Then he backed off after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. And now he’s back on it again.” - Defenders of Wildlife
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Desert Pupfish Forces Border Agents to Patrol on Foot (HUMAN EVENTS) - http://www.humanevents.com/article...
(May 19, 2011) The Border Patrol already works effectively with federal land managers, and no changes are needed, said Matt Clark, spokesman for Defenders of Wildlife in Tucson. The proof, Clark insisted, is in the reduction of apprehensions of illegal aliens—down by two-thirds over the last decade. “Protections for endangered wildlife, water and clean air are not standing in the way of border security,” Clark said. - Defenders of Wildlife
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[Updated] National forest rules face controversial overhaul (Los Angeles Times) - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greensp...
(May 18, 2011) "We have always maintained that our federal lands, our public lands, should be the front lines of healthy landscapes. They should be the front line of species conservation," Jamie Rappaport Clark, former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director, now with the Defenders of Wildlife, told reporters in a briefing organized by the Pew Environment Group. "But the rule is actually far weaker than the almost 30-year-old rule it would replace." - Defenders of Wildlife
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Florida black bears may lose state protection (St. Petersburg Times) - http://www.tampabay.com/news...
(May 18, 2011) To Laurie Macdonald of Defenders of Wildlife, the number of nuisance bear complaints is a strong argument for protecting what's left of where bears live. "We'd be very disappointed to see the bear delisted," said Macdonald, who has been pushing to protect bear and their habitat since the early 1990s. - Defenders of Wildlife
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Critics say forest planning rules go against Obama pledge to let science be the guide (The Washington Post) - http://www.washingtonpost.com/nationa...
(May 17, 2011) Also participating was Jamie Rappaport Clark, a Defenders of Wildlife executive and former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director. Clark said forest supervisors being given unprecedented discretion under the new rules need strong standards and guidelines to resist the political pressure they regularly face in making decisions on managing their lands. - Defenders of Wildlife
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