Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases. To see a complete, searchable list of press releases, click here.
April 26, 2013

LA Times reports that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will soon delist gray wolves nationwide except for Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

April 16, 2013

The Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee of the California Assembly passed a bill today that requires hunters in the state to use non-lead ammunition.

April 10, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Nominee Sally Jewell has been successfully confirmed this evening by an 87-11 Senate vote.

April 10, 2013

Today the Obama administration released its 2014 budget, which provides vital funding for Department of the Interior wildlife conservation programs.

March 27, 2013

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves to the American southwest, Defenders of Wildlife called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a three-point rescue plan to ensure the continued recovery of the species.

March 26, 2013

The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, a climate change response plan, was released today.

March 21, 2013

Details emerged today of a deal between the Obama administration and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) whereby Interior Secretary Salazar agreed to delay a decision on whether or not to allow a multi-million dollar road to be built through the heart of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in exchange for Senator Murkowski’s yea vote on the nomination of Sally Jewell to be the next Secretary of the Interior.

March 20, 2013

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mary Landrieu unveiled their proposal to increase the amounts states receive from federal offshore oil and gas revenues.

March 14, 2013

A statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark on the Senate budget proposal for 2014.

March 14, 2013

Texas won’t let government see plans to protect rare lizard, but the agency still won’t list. Defenders and other groups question decision in court.