Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
January 17, 2017
US Capitol Building, © Architect of the Capitol

The confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke begins today.

January 14, 2017
Help protect Wolves!

Alaska lawsuit attacks predator protections on public lands.

January 13, 2017
Manta ray, © Ellen Cuyalerts

NMFS proposed to list the giant manta ray as threatened under the ESA.

January 12, 2017
Grizzly and cubs, © Sam Parks

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released options for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades.

January 11, 2017

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-Al) introduced a bill in Congress on Jan. 10 to permanently remove gray wolves from the endangered species list and prevent the delisting from being subject to judicial review and lawsuits.

January 11, 2017

Modernization required to ensure fossil fuel impacts to wildlife, public lands and climate have been fully assessed in cost

January 9, 2017
Polar bear © Josef Friedhuber/iStock

The FWS addresses the fundamental challenges polar bears face in the “Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan” released today.

January 6, 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service released its final recovery plan for the Cook Inlet beluga whale on Jan. 4, 2017.

December 30, 2016

Red wolf shot and killed in refuge.

December 29, 2016

NMFS published a proposed regulation to protect the oceanic whitetip shark in the Federal Register in response to a petition filed by Defenders.