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Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
April 3, 2012
Florida Panther,  © SuperStock

Last night, Hendry County put into effect a new slow speed nighttime panther zone on a 5.25 mile stretch of CR 832/Keri Road. The road’s posted speed limit will now drop from 55 to 45 mph at night, when panthers are most active and visibility for motorists is low.

March 30, 2012

The proposed California-based Calico solar project fails to meet basic environmental protection requirements and threatens imperiled wildlife, according to Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club. The groups are filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior after failing to reach agreement with the developers and the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to move the project to a location without major environmental conflicts.

March 22, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today sent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a formal notice of intent to sue over the agency’s denial of Endangered Species Act protection to the rare and vanishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl.

March 21, 2012

Defenders of Wildlife launched an expanded grizzly bear fencing incentive program this month to help people and wildlife better coexist.

March 19, 2012

Defenders of Wildlife launched an expanded grizzly bear fencing incentive program this month to help people and wildlife better coexist.

March 15, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the establishment of a manatee refuge in the waters of Florida’s Kings Bay that will expand protections for manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

March 13, 2012

The U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. granted conservation groups’ request to help defend a new National Park Service rule against a lawsuit by an ORV enthusiast group.

March 13, 2012

In its first vote on the issue since 2008, the U.S. Senate today decisively voted down an amendment to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration (vote count 41-57)

March 7, 2012

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill today approving the state’s wolf management plan, which would allow wolves to be killed by anyone at any time by any means across the majority of the state.

March 2, 2012

The retirement of Congressman Norm Dicks is a major loss for our nation’s environment and natural resources. From the day he entered Congress in 1977, Mr. Dicks has been a true champion and force for conservation.

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