Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
February 6, 2013

President Obama is poised to Nominate REI Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell to head the Department of the Interior.

February 5, 2013

Today, the Department of the Interior signaled its preferred alternative to deny a request to build a road through remote wilderness areas of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The nearby city of King Cove, Alaska (pop. 938) had been advocating building a road that would connect King Cove to Cold Bay, Alaska, a move conservation organizations feared would severely damage the refuge and set a horrible precedent for future wilderness refuge management decisions.

February 1, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

January 29, 2013

The Senate passed the Hurricane Sandy supplemental bill yesterday in a historic step towards addressing climate adaptation.

January 22, 2013

Jamie Rappaport Clark releases a statement on President Obama's 2013 inaugural address and his stand on climate change.

January 18, 2013

The Department of the Interior and the Arizona Bureau of Land Management jointly announced guidelines for renewable energy development in Arizona. The decision comes as part of the Arizona Restoration Design Energy Project (RDEP), an initiative which has sought to minimize the impact of renewable energy development in Arizona on wildlife and water resources.

January 16, 2013

Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark statement on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's Departure

December 20, 2012

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final decision to end southern California’s “no-otter” zone.

December 18, 2012

Conservation groups today call on Governor-elect Pat McCrory and state legislators to provide a less-exposed, more reliable and permanent solution for Outer Banks residents and tourists that is not dependent on the repeatedly washed out and closed down Pea Island section of N.C. Highway 12. The groups say that the Governor-elect and legislature need to step in because NCDOT is mired in defending previous short-sighted, short-term plans instead of pursuing a long-term solution.

November 13, 2012

Conservation groups filed suit today challenging the federal government’s elimination of Endangered Species Act protections for Wyoming wolves.