Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
June 23, 2016

NC legislature has approved a bill that would request that FWS end red wolf recovery in North Carolina, despite the wolf’s endangered status.

June 15, 2016

The House Appropriations Committee FY 2017 bill for the Interior and other agencies is riddled with riders that harm our lands and wildlife.

June 14, 2016

Draft 2016 Interior approps bill is rife with anti-wildlife riders.

June 10, 2016
Mexican gray wolf, © USFWS

Today, a federal district judge granted New Mexico a preliminary injunction in the state’s case against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, forcing the agency to forgo critically needed releases of Mexican gray wolves.

June 6, 2016
Mexican gray wolf, © USFWS

Defenders of Wildlife, the Center of Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) in federal court today, arguing that the state of New Mexico had no authority to block the release of Mexican gray wolf adults and pups into the wild.

June 6, 2016
Grizzly with cub, © Natalie Shuttleworth

A strong majority of Washington voters support efforts to restore grizzly bears in the North Cascades, according to a new poll conducted by Tulchin Research.

June 2, 2016
Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed a final rule to crack down on the illegal trade in African elephant ivory.

May 31, 2016
Wolf, © Larry Travis

Robert Dreher is rejoining Defenders of Wildlife as its senior vice president of conservation programs.

May 27, 2016
Pallid sturgeon, © USFWS

Conservation groups reacted to a recommended proposal from the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for revising operations of the Intake Dam on the Yellowstone River today, calling it far short of what is needed to save the nation’s largest wild population of endangered pallid sturgeon from extinction.

May 25, 2016

The House of Representatives has passed a bill loaded down with controversial anti-wildlife and anti-public lands provisions.