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Advocating for Biodiversity
Washington, DC

Hundreds of State Legislators Join Defenders of Wildlife in Calling for a National Biodiversity Strategy

Today, 365 legislators from 48 states and territories sent a letter to President Biden urging him to establish a national biodiversity strategy.
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Gray Wolf - Denali National Park - Alaska
McCall, Idaho

Defenders Criticizes Idaho Fish and Game Commission for Approving Lethal Wolf Control Funds

Defenders of Wildlife expressed disappointment in the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for authorizing $300,000 today for the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board to kill more wolves in areas where chronic livestock depredations have been reported or where ungulate populations are below management objectives.
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Red wolf staring straight on
Tyrrell County, NC

Defenders of Wildlife Announces Reward for Information on Slain Red Wolf

Defenders of Wildlife announced a reward of $2,500 for information that leads to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for illegally killing a critically-endangered red wolf on April 15.

Press Releases

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Cook Inlet beluga whale
Anchorage, AK

Defenders of Wildlife Applauds Cancellation of Cook Inlet Oil Lease Sale

Defenders of Wildlife applauded the Department of Interior’s announcement that it will not proceed with three planned oil lease sales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet and
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Endangered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Orlando, Fla.

Lawsuit: EPA Must Protect Manatees from Water Pollution

Three conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect manatees and sea turtles from water pollution in Florida.
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Military Macaw pair 2022
Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

Military Macaw Nesting Season a Success for Defenders of Wildlife Program in Mexico

Eleven military macaw fledglings have now joined the growing wild population after a successful nesting season for Defenders of Wildlife’s and Unidos por las Guacamayas’
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Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Defenders of Wildlife’s Statement on Leaked Draft of Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade Decision

A draft Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson was released by Politico late Monday night. If adopted, this decision would overturn Roe v. Wade, which constitutionally protects access to abortions. In response, Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark issued a statement.
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Wildlife Crossing Bridge Over Two Lane Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park
Ventura County, California

Court Upholds Ventura County Ordinances to Safeguard Wildlife Connectivity

A Ventura County court upheld two county ordinances that increase protections for wildlife corridors. The two ordinances, No. 4537 and No. 4539 designate standards for
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