Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
November 20, 2014

The Wildlife Management Institute has released its report on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Red Wolf Recovery Program.

November 19, 2014

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) today announced the introduction of the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act. This bill strives to bring accountability to polluters, while protecting jobs and re-investing in critical priorities like climate change adaptation and mitigation.

November 17, 2014

The State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience released recommendations for climate change preparation.

November 17, 2014
Dry riverbed, © NOAA

As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.

November 14, 2014
Wolf, © Larry Travis

Conservation groups are offering a reward for information about the illegal killing of the breeding female wolf of the Teanaway pack.

November 14, 2014

Governor Bullock announced a proposal to end a stalemate over bison management in Yellowstone National Park.

November 13, 2014
Gray wolves, © Jeffrey Vest

Defenders of Wildlife will ask the courts to reverse a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision granting a permit for an Idaho anti-wolf group to hold a predator killing contest annually over the next five years on over 3 million acres of public land in eastern Idaho.

November 13, 2014
Bison, © Walter Novak

Over one hundred wild Yellowstone bison will reclaim their historic home when they are released into Fort Peck Indian Reservation’s buffalo reserve.

November 12, 2014

Today marks the approval of a settlement agreement between conservation nonprofits and the NCWRC to address shootings of red wolves.

November 12, 2014
Sage grouse, © Joel Sartore/

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will list the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a move needed to prevent the bird’s extinction.