Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
March 30, 2017
JIM ABERNETHY/National Geographic Creative

Defenders of Wildlife is proud to announce the launch of the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), a new initiative to improve endangered species conservation in the United States, especially under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

March 28, 2017

President Trump signed a sweeping executive order today that removes key Obama administration protections for our air, lands, water and wildlife.

March 28, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife is testifying today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on the effectiveness of consultations under section 7 of the ESA.

March 23, 2017

The Senate Committee on Agriculture is holding a hearing on the nomination of Sonny Perdue.

March 21, 2017
Grizzly and cubs, © Sam Parks

Today, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 69, a Congressional Review Act resolution to rescind the FWS Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule.

March 21, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife published today a new report on U.S. jaguar recovery, Bringing El Tigre Home.

March 21, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife’s new report on jaguar recovery, Bringing El Tigre Home, will provide an overview of jaguars in the U.S. and the ecological, economic and aesthetic benefits of their recovery. Defenders puts forth recommendations for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the steward of endangered species recovery, to bring the big cat back to its homelands in the U.S. Southwest.

March 17, 2017

Washington state’s 2016 wolf count was released today. The total number of wolves, number of packs and number of breeding pairs increased from 2015.

March 16, 2017
Vaquita, © Raziel Levi Mendez Moreno

Defenders of Wildlife has joined a new campaign to boycott Mexican shrimp until the Mexican government protects the vaquita.

March 16, 2017
Black bear, © Duane Cross

The Trump budget is a sellout of our nation’s wildlife heritage