Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
January 7, 2016
Manatee, © Jan Reyniers

FWS has proposed to downlist the Florida manatee.

January 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – On Saturday, an armed group of anti-government extremists began a hostile takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

December 23, 2015

This week, Governor Bullock announced plans to move ahead with a proposal to expand year round habitat available to foraging bison directly outside Yellowstone National Park, breaking decades of stalemate on the issue.

December 16, 2015

A deal on a new omnibus funding bill has been reached, with House and Senate approval expected in the next few days.

December 14, 2015
Mexican gray wolf, © USFWS

ORACLE, Ariz. – This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding the first of a series of closed door Mexican gray wolf recovery planning workshops with state officials from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

December 14, 2015
Mojave, © Chip Carroon

Nations agree on climate deal

December 14, 2015

A new analysis of how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has assessed the impact of projects on imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) finds that over the last seven years not one out of over 88,000 projects was stopped because of the FWS finding that a project would threaten a species’ survival.

November 25, 2015

–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has delisted the Delmarva fox squirrel, a subspecies of the fox squirrel native to the Eastern United States.

November 18, 2015

New Report Highlights 10 Rare Species with No Room to Roam.