Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
February 24, 2017

A new study published in Biological Conservation found that the hoary bat population in North America could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years if actions are not taken by wind energy facilities to reduce current high rates of mortality

February 22, 2017

The Florida panther population range estimate in south Florida will be raised from 100-180 to 120-230.

February 17, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published today the 2016 Mexican gray wolf count. There are 113 Mexican gray wolves, or lobos, in the U.S. wild, indicating an increase of 16 wolves from last year’s count.

February 16, 2017

Pruitt is a reckless and irresponsible choice to head the EPA

February 16, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act resolution to rescind the FWS’s Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule.

February 15, 2017
Gray Wolf

Jamie Rappaport Clark testified before the Senate environment committee.

February 13, 2017
Gray Wolf, © Angelique Rea

Defenders of Wildlife will hold a wolf symposium at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Feb. 15.

February 10, 2017
Help protect Wolves!

After seven years of research, Idaho's Wood River Wolf Project has shown that wolves and livestock can coexist without lethal intervention.

February 8, 2017
wolf pups, © Larry Travis

Defenders of Wildlife intervened in a lawsuit that challenges a FWS regulation that prohibits extreme predator control methods on wildlife refuges.

February 7, 2017

The House used the CRA to rescind BLM 2.0.