Implementation

Same law, diverging practice: Comparative analysis of Endangered Species Act consultations by two federal agencies

Evaluating how wildlife conservation laws are implemented is critical for safeguarding biodiversity. Two agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (FWS and NMFS; Services collectively), are responsible for …

Recovery units under the Endangered Species Act could be used more widely

Recovering species is one of the main goals of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In the face of limited budgets, diverse tools are needed to find efficient solutions. Recovery units may be one such tool -designated portions of a species range that …

Defend the Roadless Rule in Utah

The Center for Conservation Innovation has produced a [static map](https://defenders-cci.org/files/UtahRoadlessStatic.pdf) and [story map](https://defenders-cci.org/map/Utah_roadless/index.html) to accompany a report that was released on July 23, …

Novel data show expert wildlife agencies are important to endangered species protection

To protect biodiversity, conservation laws should be evaluated and improved using data. We provide a comprehensive assessment of how a key provision of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented: consultation to ensure federal actions do …

Section 7 Explorer

<h3>-OBSOLETE-</h3> A Shiny app to explore section 7 consultation data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the period 2008-2018. All data are from the Service's TAILS database, checked for basic errors, and duplicates removed …

Data contradict common perceptions about a controversial provision of the US Endangered Species Act

Separating myth and reality is essential for evaluating the effectiveness of laws. Section 7 of the US Endangered Species Act (Act) directs federal agencies to help conserve threatened and endangered species, including by consulting with the US Fish …

Win-Win: The Endangered Species Act and Our National Parks

This report, produced in collaboration between Defenders of Wildlife and National Parks Conservation Association, demonstrates how national parks and the ESA support each other - a win-win for parks and wildlife.

Washington Boat Disposal

CCI provides mapping support throughout Defenders for informational handouts, such as this boat disposal site handout. The handout provides directions for safe, proper boat disposal as an alternative to boat abandonment, which often results in leaked …

Grizzly Bear Electric Fence Incentive Projects

Defenders of Wildlife maintains the Electric Fence Incentive Program in the Rockies and Plains region (read more [here](https://medium.com/wild-without-end/electrifying-coexistence-success-6aa987286f95)). Through this program, 43 fence projects were …

Recovery Units Map

A map showing recovery units designated for threatened and endangered species, which allow more focused recovery efforts.