Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
April 29, 2017
Polar Bears, © Debbie Tubridy

Defenders of Wildlife is participating in the People’s Climate Movement March in Washington, D.C. today.

April 28, 2017

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt of Virginia to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior. The Deputy Secretary of the Interior is the second-ranking official in the Department of the Interior, and assists the Secretary of the Interior in the supervision and direction of the Department. The position is appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

April 28, 2017
Sea Otter, © Don Henderson

Today, President Trump signed an executive order targeting Obama administration protections from expanded offshore drilling for the Atlantic coast and Arctic Ocean.

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
Howling wolf, © Joan Poor

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.