Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
November 7, 2012

President Obama's reelection is a major victory for the environment, but now we must turn our attention to pressing conservation challenges.

October 12, 2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today released the government’s final policy directing solar energy development on public lands. The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) solar program guides future solar development to zones where conflicts with wildlife, wild lands and important natural resources are minimized.

October 4, 2012

The California Fish and Game Commission voted in favor of moving forward with a petition to add gray wolves to the state’s list of endangered species

September 10, 2012

Conservation groups announce legal challenge to the federal government’s removal of Endangered Species Act protections for Wyoming wolves.

August 31, 2012

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is publishing its final delisting rule to strip federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming, allowing he state to engage in widespread wolf killing programs.

August 21, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s denial of Endangered Species Act protection to cactus ferruginous pygmy owls.

August 20, 2012

Groups launch fence incentive program to help Yellowstone-area landowners mitigate concerns with free-roaming bison

August 14, 2012

Twenty-four groups send letter to President Barack Obama asking for continued Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the Pacific Northwest.

July 25, 2012

The Departments of the Interior and Energy released a final plan for solar energy development on public lands in the West, marking a historic milestone in our nation’s effort to accelerate environmentally responsible renewable energy generation that will create jobs, reduce greenhouse gases, and contribute to national energy security.

July 12, 2012

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks approves wolf trapping, triples bag limit, eliminates quotas for 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.