Understand Conservation Priorities

The natural places that define our personal universes are the places we seek to preserve. Author and wildlife biologist Will Stolzenberg explores three compelling examples to describe the spectrum of values that underlie effective conservation.

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Featured Conservation Priorities

  • State Wildlife Action Plans

    Taken together, the State Wildlife Action Plans offer a unique and comprehensive framework for viewing the wildlife, habitat, and conservation needs at a national scale. Each of the plans focus on practical, proactive measures to conserve and restore important lands and waters, curb establishment of invasive species, and address other pressing conservation needs.

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  • The Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Priorities

    The Nature Conservancy and its partners establish conservation priorities as part of a ranking process that assesses global habitats and identifies high-priority ecological regions. These analyses develop and disseminate finer-scale data on a variety of measures -- the distribution and status of biodiversity, the habitat condition, current and future threats, and important sociopolitical conditions influencing regional conservation success.

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  • Bird Conservation

    Birds inhabit our forests, grasslands, deserts, wetlands, coastlines, and urban areas, so at first glance, they appear to surround us -- yet many populations face severe decline. Learn about efforts to reverse that trend.

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  • Greenprinting - Trust for Public Land

    Trust for Public Land's Greenprinting priority framework focuses on creating both a vision for future growth and a plan to protect a community's important natural resources.

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