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March 27, 2013
On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves to the American southwest, Defenders of Wildlife called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a three-point rescue plan to ensure the continued recovery of the species.
March 26, 2013
The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, a climate change response plan, was released today.
March 21, 2013
Details emerged today of a deal between the Obama administration and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) whereby Interior Secretary Salazar agreed to delay a decision on whether or not to allow a multi-million dollar road to be built through the heart of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in exchange for Senator Murkowski’s yea vote on the nomination of Sally Jewell to be the next Secretary of the Interior.
March 20, 2013
Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mary Landrieu unveiled their proposal to increase the amounts states receive from federal offshore oil and gas revenues.
March 14, 2013
A statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark on the Senate budget proposal for 2014.
March 14, 2013
Texas won’t let government see plans to protect rare lizard, but the agency still won’t list. Defenders and other groups question decision in court.
March 12, 2013
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s 2014 budget includes harmful measures for our natural resources.
February 20, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released an Endangered Species Act decision on polar bears that just doesn't measure up.
February 13, 2013
Statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark on climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union speech.
February 7, 2013
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber today released a letter outlining his proposed approach to the management of O&C lands.