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Sea otter raft of four
Washington, DC

New Defenders' Analysis Highlights Benefits of Full ESA Funding

New analysis from Defender of Wildlife’s, Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), finds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service only receives about 40% of the funding required to fully implement the Endangered Species Act.
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Mexican Gray Wolf, Wolf Conservation Center
Santa Fe, NM

Poaching Death of Mexican Gray Wolf Hinders Reintroduction Efforts

The killing of a federally protected male Mexican gray wolf near Winston, NM in early October marks yet another obstacle to efforts to restore the imperiled species in its native range.
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Mojave Desert Tortoise
Washington, D.C.

Defenders Applauds Biden’s Commitment to Establish New National Monument in Nevada 

President Biden announced his commitment to establish a new national monument, Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, in southern Nevada.

Press Releases

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Swift foxes
Harlem, Mont.

Successful Swift Fox Reintroduction Program at Fort Belknap Celebrates Third Year

With the release of 25 swift foxes planned later this week, the Fort Belknap Indian Community celebrated the third year of its swift fox recovery program. The reintroduction program has, so far, returned 103 swift foxes to Tribal lands and monitoring show that the foxes are reproducing in the wild, a critical measure of success for a self-sustaining population.
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Sacramento, Calif.

California Supreme Court Upholds Ruling that Protects Bees Under State ESA

Four species of imperiled bumble bees native to California remain eligible for protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) after the state’s Supreme Court denied efforts by agricultural and pesticide interests to appeal a lower court's decision.
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Sea Otter Awareness Week 2022 logo
Sacramento, Calif.

Defenders Marks 20th Anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week

Defenders of Wildlife and Sea Otter Savvy marked the 20th annual Sea Otter Awareness Week with a series of events focusing on the path to coexistence that reflects the challenge of managing human efforts to sustain wildlife and habitat diversity.
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Sandhill Cranes against sunset and clouds

Defenders of Wildlife Opposes “Dirty Deal” Permitting Agreement

Defenders of Wildlife is joining dozens of other environmental organizations opposing the “Dirty Deal” permitting agreement championed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). If passed, the
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Okefenokee kayaking
Atlanta, Ga.

Defenders of Wildlife and Dozens of Groups Urge Interior Department to Greenlight Okefenokee World Heritage Bid

Dozens of national, state, and local organizations urged Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland and the U.S. Department of the Interior to formally authorize the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’s bid for World Heritage listing.
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