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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) announced today that there were 75 Mexican gray wolves, or lobos, including 3 breeding pairs surviving in the southwestern United States at the end of last year. This represents an increase of 17 wolves from the Service’s findings in 2011.
President Obama is poised to Nominate REI Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell to head the Department of the Interior.
Today, the Department of the Interior signaled its preferred alternative to deny a request to build a road through remote wilderness areas of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The nearby city of King Cove, Alaska (pop. 938) had been advocating building a road that would connect King Cove to Cold Bay, Alaska, a move conservation organizations feared would severely damage the refuge and set a horrible precedent for future wilderness refuge management decisions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The Senate passed the Hurricane Sandy supplemental bill yesterday in a historic step towards addressing climate adaptation.
Jamie Rappaport Clark releases a statement on President Obama's 2013 inaugural address and his stand on climate change.
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.
Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark statement on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's Departure
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final decision to end southern California’s “no-otter” zone.
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.