Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
May 23, 2013

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden today released a framework for management of Oregon’s O&C forests.

May 21, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has delayed indefinitely its proposal to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves nationwide

May 3, 2013

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released yesterday its draft Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy.

April 30, 2013

The National Academy of Sciences released today a report addressing scientific questions related to the impacts of pesticides on wildlife.

April 26, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to relist the Mexican gray wolf as an endangered subspecies

April 26, 2013

LA Times reports that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will soon delist gray wolves nationwide except for Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

April 16, 2013

The Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee of the California Assembly passed a bill today that requires hunters in the state to use non-lead ammunition.

April 10, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Nominee Sally Jewell has been successfully confirmed this evening by an 87-11 Senate vote.

April 10, 2013

Today the Obama administration released its 2014 budget, which provides vital funding for Department of the Interior wildlife conservation programs.

March 27, 2013

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves to the American southwest, Defenders of Wildlife called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a three-point rescue plan to ensure the continued recovery of the species.