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Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
April 13, 2012

A controversial wind-energy project threatening endangered California condors and golden eagles in California is the target of a federal lawsuit filed today by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Sierra Club against the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.

April 10, 2012

The Wilderness Society and Defenders of Wildlife issued the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service denied an appeal challenging the proposed Deerfield wind project.

April 4, 2012

Four conservation groups today announced support for large-scale solar power projects in Imperial County, Calif., promoting well-sited clean energy development. The Sierra Club, Audubon California, Defenders of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Defense Council all support the projects.

April 3, 2012
Florida Panther,  © SuperStock

Last night, Hendry County put into effect a new slow speed nighttime panther zone on a 5.25 mile stretch of CR 832/Keri Road. The road’s posted speed limit will now drop from 55 to 45 mph at night, when panthers are most active and visibility for motorists is low.

March 30, 2012

The proposed California-based Calico solar project fails to meet basic environmental protection requirements and threatens imperiled wildlife, according to Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club. The groups are filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior after failing to reach agreement with the developers and the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to move the project to a location without major environmental conflicts.

March 22, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today sent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a formal notice of intent to sue over the agency’s denial of Endangered Species Act protection to the rare and vanishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl.

March 21, 2012

Defenders of Wildlife launched an expanded grizzly bear fencing incentive program this month to help people and wildlife better coexist.

March 19, 2012

Defenders of Wildlife launched an expanded grizzly bear fencing incentive program this month to help people and wildlife better coexist.

March 15, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the establishment of a manatee refuge in the waters of Florida’s Kings Bay that will expand protections for manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

March 13, 2012

The U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. granted conservation groups’ request to help defend a new National Park Service rule against a lawsuit by an ORV enthusiast group.

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