Press Releases

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

November 7, 2012

President Obama's reelection is a major victory for the environment, but now we must turn our attention to pressing conservation challenges.

October 12, 2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today released the government’s final policy directing solar energy development on public lands. The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) solar program guides future solar development to zones where conflicts with wildlife, wild lands and important natural resources are minimized.

October 4, 2012

The California Fish and Game Commission voted in favor of moving forward with a petition to add gray wolves to the state’s list of endangered species

September 10, 2012

Conservation groups announce legal challenge to the federal government’s removal of Endangered Species Act protections for Wyoming wolves.

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.