Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
March 26, 2013

The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, a climate change response plan, was released today.

March 21, 2013

Details emerged today of a deal between the Obama administration and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) whereby Interior Secretary Salazar agreed to delay a decision on whether or not to allow a multi-million dollar road to be built through the heart of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in exchange for Senator Murkowski’s yea vote on the nomination of Sally Jewell to be the next Secretary of the Interior.

March 20, 2013

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mary Landrieu unveiled their proposal to increase the amounts states receive from federal offshore oil and gas revenues.

March 14, 2013

A statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark on the Senate budget proposal for 2014.

March 14, 2013

Texas won’t let government see plans to protect rare lizard, but the agency still won’t list. Defenders and other groups question decision in court.

March 12, 2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s 2014 budget includes harmful measures for our natural resources.

February 20, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released an Endangered Species Act decision on polar bears that just doesn't measure up.

February 13, 2013

Statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark on climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

February 7, 2013

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber today released a letter outlining his proposed approach to the management of O&C lands.

February 6, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) announced today that there were 75 Mexican gray wolves, or lobos, including 3 breeding pairs surviving in the southwestern United States at the end of last year. This represents an increase of 17 wolves from the Service’s findings in 2011.