Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
April 26, 2017
Bison Landscape, © Debbie Tubridy

President Trump signed an Executive Order on the Antiquities Act.

April 25, 2017
Mexican gray wolf, © USFWS

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today to lift a preliminary injunction blocking further releases of highly endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild within New Mexico.

April 18, 2017

This week the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear public comment on draft revisions to the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

April 12, 2017
Gray Wolf, © Angelique Rea

Oregon’s 2016 wolf count was released yesterday. The total number of wolves was 112, only up two from last year.

April 4, 2017

Today, 40 senators and a bipartisan group of representatives introduced bills in the to designate the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge as wilderness.

March 31, 2017

A second female Florida panther has been spotted by trail cameras in new territory.

March 30, 2017
manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downlisted the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened.

March 30, 2017
JIM ABERNETHY/National Geographic Creative

Defenders of Wildlife is proud to announce the launch of the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), a new initiative to improve endangered species conservation in the United States, especially under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

March 28, 2017

President Trump signed a sweeping executive order today that removes key Obama administration protections for our air, lands, water and wildlife.

March 28, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife is testifying today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on the effectiveness of consultations under section 7 of the ESA.