Washington, DC

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries have proposed regulatory revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agencies have released a plan to improve and strengthen the implementation of the ESA and will initiate a rulemaking in the coming months to revise, rescind, or reinstate the five ESA regulations finalized by the Trump administration.


Statement by Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife:

"Endangered and threatened species scored a big win today as the Biden administration stepped up to protect vital habitat. Thank you to the Biden administration for its commitment to saving biodiversity and addressing the impacts of climate change on our public lands and imperiled species. With 1 million species threatened with extinction in the coming decades, this is a welcome decision for our nation’s wildlife.”

 

 

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. With nearly 2.2 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit defenders.org/newsroom and follow us on Twitter @Defenders.

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Gwen Dobbs
Gwen Dobbs
Director of Media Relations
gdobbs@defenders.org
(202) 772-0269

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