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Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
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.

December 14, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its final eagle permitting rule today, which updates its process for permitting and mitigating impacts to bald and golden eagles from human development.

December 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and former Texas governor Rick Perry as secretary of energy, as reported today in The New York Times, CBS and other national media outlets.

December 9, 2016

Today President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce the nomination of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as Secretary of the Interior, as is being reported by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other outlets. After the president, the Secretary of the Interior has more power than anyone else in government over the nation's public lands, wildlife and natural resources.

December 8, 2016
Tongass National Forest, © Corey Case/USFS

The U.S. Forest Service today released a decision regarding how logging will be managed for the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest at 17 million acres.

December 7, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma who has led legal opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) climate policies, as the new administrator of the agency.

December 7, 2016
forest, © Lindsay Kaun

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-8th) today introduced legislation to help protect and restore native wildlife and create more resilient landscapes across America.

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