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Banking polar bear DNA, supplemental feedings and bear-resistant food storage are among measures that could be key to preserving polar bears for future generations, according to a new report by Defenders of Wildlife.
Obama administration officials announced this afternoon that they will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan
More than 100,000 people asked the Obama administration to stick to its commitment to science-based decision making and redo a court-ordered environmental analysis of impacts from proposed drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea.
Seattle, WA –Conservation and fishing groups today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle challenging the continued failure of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect West Coast salmon and steelhead from toxic pesticides.
Defenders of Wildlife is proud to have been selected as a candidate charity in Members Project, a partnership between American Express and TakePart.
The Department of the Interior today announced it will protect more than 187,000 square miles of onshore barrier islands, denning areas and offshore sea ice as critical habitat.
After a record-breaking year for wildlife at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and visitor occupancy in Dare County, NC, conservation groups are studying the Final Environmental Impact Statement released yesterday by the National Park Service as its latest step in the process of establishing rules for managing beach driving within the seashore.
Silver City, N.M. – Today, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife – represented by the Western Environmental Law Center – are intervening against a lawsuit that seeks the trapping and shooting of endangered Mexican gray wolves, the third since reintroduction began in 1998.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) yesterday released its Candidate Notice of Review, the annual list of plants and animals being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). There are now 251 species recognized by the USFWS as candidates for listing under the ESA. Many candidates, such as the red knot, Kittlitz’s murrelet and New England cottontail have remained under consideration for years without being approved for federal protection.
Washington, D.C. (November 9, 2010) – In response to action by leading U.S. environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to keep pollution from coal plant smokestacks out of America’s waterways.