Protecting Habitats & Wildlife

From a meadow filled with native grasses to the rolling waters of the Christina River, everything in the natural world is connected to one another. Delaware Nature Society works to protect native wildlife habitats, preserves biodiversity, and ensures the protection of our environment as the climate changes. We work in partnership with National Wildlife Federation.


Gardening with Purpose

Caring for our landscape helps to protect native wildlife habitats and ensures safe, clean drinking water for people. When we create healthy habitats to provide food, water, cover, and baby-supporting spaces for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife, it supports a healthy environment.

Our Gardening for Wildlife Program

We protect native habitats and wildlife like this Bluebird in one of our bird houses with our Certified Wildlife Habitat sign

We protect native habitats and wildlife through our Bird Banding program

Protecting Native Wildlife Habitats

Understanding our connection to nature and wildlife is essential to the health of our ecosystems and our planet. One-third of Delaware’s wildlife species are under threat of extinction due to increased stress from invasive species and a changing climate. We can all help by preserving natural places where wildlife thrive, and protecting the critical ecosystems.

Bird Conservation Supporting Pollinators

Managing Land for Wildlife


Preserving for the Future

By preserving land we protect our environment, our water, and our air. Through land preservation, we protect native wildlife habitats and enhance our lives. Our open spaces connect us to the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, biking, boating, birding, or simply watching the sunset, healthy natural lands give us the most special gift.

More About Land Preservation Advocating for Healthy Lands

Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway

Children learning methods to support healthy working and natural lands at Coverdale Summer Camp. Photo by Derek Stoner.

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