Press Releases

Below are Defenders' ten most recent press releases.
November 10, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management released its final competitive leasing rule today.

November 9, 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential election and the conservation opportunities and challenges

November 2, 2016

Defenders of Wildlife is proud to announce the opening of a new regional office today in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

October 28, 2016

The trial of seven people involved in the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon came to a close last night with the announcement of a jury verdict acquitting the defendants.

October 18, 2016

Today a federal district court approved a joint settlement, setting a clear deadline for a Mexican wolf recovery plan.

October 18, 2016

Scientific experts have sent a letter to FWS challenging their red wolf proposal.

October 14, 2016
Pallid sturgeon, © USFWS

Defenders of Wildlife expressed strong opposition to the action proposed in the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Final Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which calls for construction of a larger, more permanent dam and artificial fish bypass near Glendive, Montana on the Yellowstone River.

September 29, 2016

Preliminary injunction issued to protect red wolves.

September 21, 2016
Elephants, © Helen M. Mundell

Congress has passed and sent to the president for signature the bipartisan Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act (H.R. 2494), that addresses the illegal trade in endangered and threatened wildlife and their related products.

September 20, 2016

Citing his recognition that “we’re going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them and release dangerous pollution into the sky,” leading national environmental organizations released a video and letter today urging President Obama to withdraw the U.S. Arctic and Atlantic oceans permanently from all future oil and gas leasing.