Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
March 21, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife published today a new report on U.S. jaguar recovery, Bringing El Tigre Home.

March 21, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife’s new report on jaguar recovery, Bringing El Tigre Home, will provide an overview of jaguars in the U.S. and the ecological, economic and aesthetic benefits of their recovery. Defenders puts forth recommendations for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the steward of endangered species recovery, to bring the big cat back to its homelands in the U.S. Southwest.

March 17, 2017

Washington state’s 2016 wolf count was released today. The total number of wolves, number of packs and number of breeding pairs increased from 2015.

March 16, 2017
Vaquita, © Raziel Levi Mendez Moreno

Defenders of Wildlife has joined a new campaign to boycott Mexican shrimp until the Mexican government protects the vaquita.

March 16, 2017
Black bear, © Duane Cross

The Trump budget is a sellout of our nation’s wildlife heritage

March 10, 2017

A federal jury has convicted two Malheur occupiers on felony conspiracy charges.

March 3, 2017
wolves, © Eilish Palmer

A disappointing first move from the new Interior Secretary

March 1, 2017

Former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke was confirmed by the U.S. Congress today as the new Secretary of the Interior under the Trump administration.

February 24, 2017

A new study published in Biological Conservation found that the hoary bat population in North America could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years if actions are not taken by wind energy facilities to reduce current high rates of mortality

February 22, 2017

The Florida panther population range estimate in south Florida will be raised from 100-180 to 120-230.