Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
January 19, 2017
Orca, © Sethakan/istockphoto

Defenders of Wildlife expresses deep appreciation for all that President Obama and his administration have done for conservation.

January 19, 2017
Polar bear and cub, © Joan Cambray

Defenders of Wildlife launched the BSRTT today to advance conservation of marine life and habitat in the Bering Strait region.

January 18, 2017
Swift fox, © Kylie Paul/Defenders

A coal company and 14 states have filed lawsuits seeking to overturn the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule.

January 18, 2017

Senate confirmation hearings begin today for Scott Pruitt.

January 17, 2017
US Capitol Building, © Architect of the Capitol

The confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke begins today.

January 14, 2017
Help protect Wolves!

Alaska lawsuit attacks predator protections on public lands.

January 13, 2017
Manta ray, © Ellen Cuyalerts

NMFS proposed to list the giant manta ray as threatened under the ESA.

January 12, 2017
Grizzly and cubs, © Sam Parks

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released options for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades.

January 11, 2017

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-Al) introduced a bill in Congress on Jan. 10 to permanently remove gray wolves from the endangered species list and prevent the delisting from being subject to judicial review and lawsuits.

January 11, 2017

Modernization required to ensure fossil fuel impacts to wildlife, public lands and climate have been fully assessed in cost