Washington, DC

The ‘Recovering America’s Wildlife Act’ Fails to Adequately Respond to the Extinction Crisis

The House Natural Resources Committee today approved the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R. 3742, introduced by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE).
SACRAMENTO

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Administration for Endangered Species Act Violations in San Francisco Bay-Delta

Today, conservation and fishing organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service for violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Raleigh, NC

Governor Cooper Demands U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommit to Red Wolf Recovery Efforts

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) sent letters to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), urging the USFWS to work harder to save critically-endangered red wolves from extinction.

Press Releases

SACRAMENTO

Conservation, Fishing Organizations Prepare to sue Bureau of Reclamation for Endangered Species Act Violations in San Francisco Bay-Delta

Conservation, Fishing Organizations Prepare to sue Bureau of Reclamation for Endangered Species Act Violations in San Francisco Bay-Delta
Washington, DC

Trump Administration Doubles Down on Alaskan Drilling

Today, the Bureau of Land Management released the draft Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 22-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).
SACRAMENTO

Governor Newsom Announces Lawsuit Against Trump Administration's Flawed Bay-Delta Plan

Defenders of Wildlife reacts to the announcement from Governor Newsom on his decision to challenge the Trump administration's flawed Bay-Delta biological opinions.
Washington, DC

New Study Shows Agency Plans Inadequate to Protect Endangered Animals from Climate Change

Research lead by Defenders of Wildlife reveals agencies charged with protecting animals listed under the ESA are not adequately addressing threats from climate change.
Tucson, Ariz.

Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl May Get Protected Again

As part of a lawsuit, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today obtained a court-enforceable deadline — Aug. 5, 2021 — for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide whether the pygmy owl should again be protected as an endangered species.
Gwen Dobbs
Gwen Dobbs
Director of Media Relations
gdobbs@defenders.org
(202) 772-0269
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Rebecca Bullis
Communications Associate
rbullis@defenders.org
(202) 772-0295
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Jake Bleich
Communications Associate
jbleich@defenders.org
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Kerry Skiff
Communications Coordinator
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(202) 772-0253