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Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
January 6, 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service released its final recovery plan for the Cook Inlet beluga whale on Jan. 4, 2017.

December 30, 2016

Red wolf shot and killed in refuge.

December 29, 2016

NMFS published a proposed regulation to protect the oceanic whitetip shark in the Federal Register in response to a petition filed by Defenders.

December 21, 2016
© Eilish Palmer

The Endangered Species Coalition released its annual “Top 10” report today, which highlights the conservation status and actions needed to protect threatened and endangered plant and animal species around the world.

December 21, 2016
Sage-grouse, © Tatiana Gettelman

The Endangered Species Coalition released its annual “Top 10” report today, which highlights the conservation status and actions needed to protect threatened and endangered plant and animal species around the world.

December 20, 2016
whale, © Brian Johns

President Obama bans new offshore drilling in federal waters of Arctic and Atlantic.

December 20, 2016
Northern long-eared bat, © Steven Thomas/NPS

he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) released their revised Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook today. Habitat conservation plans (HCPs) are an important tool under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to help conserve species while accommodating land use activities. The revised Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the HCP process.

December 19, 2016

Nearly two decades after the native jaguar was granted full protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released the draft recovery plan today for the endangered jaguar.

December 15, 2016

Defenders of Wildlife released its Wildlife Conservation Agenda to President-elect Trump’s transition team.

December 14, 2016
US Capitol Building, © Architect of the Capitol

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior.

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