Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
February 20, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released an Endangered Species Act decision on polar bears that just doesn't measure up.

February 13, 2013

Statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark on climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

February 7, 2013

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber today released a letter outlining his proposed approach to the management of O&C lands.

February 6, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) announced today that there were 75 Mexican gray wolves, or lobos, including 3 breeding pairs surviving in the southwestern United States at the end of last year. This represents an increase of 17 wolves from the Service’s findings in 2011.

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.