Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
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.

November 17, 2015
Lesser Prairie Chicken, © Joel Sartore

over 150 conservation groups have signed a letter to the President asking him to oppose riders that would undermine the Endangered Species Act

November 13, 2015
red wolf, © B. Bartel/USFWS

Conservation groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its failure to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves and illegal actions including authorizing the killing of a breeding female red wolf in a population of only 50-75 red wolves in the wild. The conservation groups involved in the litigation are the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

November 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its part of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), the BLM Land Use Plan Amendment’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

November 9, 2015
Wolf, ©  Petra Mann

Defenders of Wildlife says the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision today to remove state endangered species protections for wolves is premature and would likely lead to slowed or stopped wolf recovery in the state. No other species has been removed from the state’s endangered species list with a population of fewer than 100 individuals statewide or when they were still absent from a significant portion of their historic range.

November 6, 2015
white house, © Cezary P.

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama rejected TransCanada Corp.’s request to build the Keystone pipeline, a milestone victory in the fight for conserving America’s wildlife and natural resources.