Dunes Sagebrush Lizard
Washington, DC

Defenders Welcomes Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Endangered Listing

In a long-awaited victory for the dunes sagebrush lizard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the species will be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
2022.11.10 - Landscape - Carson National Forest - New Mexico - DOW
Washington, DC

Defenders Joins One Hundred Groups Supporting Establishment of National Interagency Seed and Restoration Center

Defenders of Wildlife and more than one hundred other organizations and businesses today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning thanking them for their leadership promoting native plants in ecological restoration and for their commitment to establish a National Interagency Seed and Restoration Center.
Mojave Desert Tortoise
St. George, UT

Federal Agencies Release Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on a Highway Right-of-Way Through Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to reconsider a

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Washington, D.C.

Defenders of Wildlife Announces Andrew Bowman as Next President and CEO

Defenders of Wildlife today announced the selection of Andrew Bowman as its new president and CEO. Bowman brings more than 25 years of conservation and non-profit management experience to Defenders.
2016.06.01 - Red Wolf Foster Pups Cuddling - Ryan Nordsven USFWS
Manns Harbor, NC

Red Wolf Pups Born in the Wild Give Hope to Critically Endangered Species

“The Milltail pack’s story is one of resilience and has us all rooting for them every day. Every pup born in the wild brings us closer to recovery for the world’s most endangered canid, and is a clear sign that the Red Wolves can survive and thrive if managed properly,” said Heather Clarkson, Southeast representative at Defenders of Wildlife.

President Biden Expands Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument to Permanently Protect Molok Luyuk

Defenders of Wildlife applauds President Joe Biden’s announcement that he is using the Antiquities Act to expand the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument to include
2020.03.25 - Gray wolf - Oregon - ODFW
Washington, DC

House Passes Bill to Delist Gray Wolves from the Endangered Species Act

In a disappointing defeat for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 209-205 to pass
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Washington, DC

Defenders Statement on Biden Administration’s Final Phase II NEPA Regulations

Defenders of Wildlife applauds the Biden administration for finalizing its Phase II National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, released today. The regulations are a significant
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