Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
August 31, 2012

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is publishing its final delisting rule to strip federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming, allowing he state to engage in widespread wolf killing programs.

August 21, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s denial of Endangered Species Act protection to cactus ferruginous pygmy owls.

August 20, 2012

Groups launch fence incentive program to help Yellowstone-area landowners mitigate concerns with free-roaming bison

August 14, 2012

Twenty-four groups send letter to President Barack Obama asking for continued Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the Pacific Northwest.

July 25, 2012

The Departments of the Interior and Energy released a final plan for solar energy development on public lands in the West, marking a historic milestone in our nation’s effort to accelerate environmentally responsible renewable energy generation that will create jobs, reduce greenhouse gases, and contribute to national energy security.

July 12, 2012

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks approves wolf trapping, triples bag limit, eliminates quotas for 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.

July 12, 2012

House Ag Committee approves major cuts to conservation funding and damaging policy changes in 2012 Farm Bill.

June 29, 2012

Obama administration to ramp up drilling in Arctic Ocean. Interior Department released 5-year offshore drilling plan.

June 28, 2012

Defenders filed a petition to extend protections for North Atlantic right whales from boat collisions

June 21, 2012

Yesterday, the Senate passed an amendment to the Farm Bill that requires farmers who receive taxpayer-funded crop insurance subsidies to take adequate steps to protect the land and prevent water pollution, a vital conservation measure that helps protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land across the nation. However, the broader bill cuts overall funding for land, water and wildlife conservation by more than 25 percent, with potentially serious consequences.