Anchorage, AK

Court shuts down Interior’s second illegal land deal with King Cove Corp

A federal District Court decision released late yesterday resoundingly shut down the Interior Department’s second attempt at an illegal land exchange with the King Cove Corporation to make way for a road through vital protected wetlands in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
SACRAMENTO

More than 12,000 Acres of Endangered Species Habitat Permanently Protected as ‘North Carrizo Ecological Reserve’ in Response to Defenders Settlement Agreement

The California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) voted in April to permanently protect nearly 20 square miles of land in eastern San Luis Obispo County as the North Carrizo Ecological Reserve.
AUSTIN, Texas

Court Rejects Koch Brothers-funded Group’s Attack on Rare Texas Arachnid

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected an attack on the Endangered Species Act’s constitutionality brought by a special interest group financed by the Koch brothers.

Press Releases

Sacramento, CA

More than 175 Leading Scientists Unite to Protect California’s Biodiversity

More than 175 scientists and researchers who live or work in California have joined together in an open letter urging California policymakers to enact Assembly
Folkston, GA

As Comment Period Ends, Thousands Push Back Against Proposed Mine Next to the Okefenokee Swamp

Today marks the end of a second public comment period in which the American public had the opportunity to voice their opposition to a proposed mining operation abutting the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Washington, D.C.

How Satellite Monitoring and Crowdsourcing Can Stop Habitat Loss

Defenders of Wildlife’s Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) is creating cutting-edge technology to help officials and the public track habitat loss.
Washington, DC

Renee Stone to be Defenders of Wildlife Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs

Today, Defenders of Wildlife announced the appointment of Renee Stone as the next Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs. She will be responsible for overseeing
Washington, DC

Trump Orders Cuts in Regulations that ‘Inhibit Economic Recovery'

President Trump signed an executive order on May 19, directing agencies to identify deregulatory actions to spur economic growth. The order directs agency administrators to
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