Washington, DC

Biden Administration Releases Pro-Wildlife, Environment Budget Proposal

Today, President Biden released top-line spending numbers for departments and federal agencies that will prioritize funding for climate change, renewable energy projects and wildlife conservation
Washington, DC

Secretary Haaland in Utah to Discuss Restoration of Utah National Monuments

This week, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is in Utah meeting with stakeholders, Tribes and elected leaders to inform the White House’s next steps regarding the
Washington, DC

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today to prevent sea turtles from drowning when they get caught in shrimp trawl nets in the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic.

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Washington, D.C.

Deb Haaland Confirmed as Interior Secretary in Historic Vote

The Senate today voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland as President Joe Biden's secretary of the Department of the Interior, making her the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.

High Manatee Death Rate Sounds Alarm on Biodiversity Loss

More than 400 Florida manatees have died since the start of 2021, fueling concern for the iconic and federally threatened species' future.
Long Island, N.Y.

New Solar Roadmap Shows How Long Island Can Produce More Electricity Than the Region Uses Each Year

The Long Island Solar Roadmap (the Roadmap), a new report and interactive online map from The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife, demonstrates how Long
Washington, DC

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Under Threat Due to Continual Habitat Loss

Defenders of Wildlife recently released a white paper detailing habitat loss for the lesser prairie-chicken, a bird that was listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened in 2014 but was stripped of this protection by a federal court in 2015. The
Washington, DC

Chesapeake Bay Restoration, Conservation to Benefit from New Approach to Data Mapping

Defenders of Wildlife and Chesapeake Conservancy have made a dataset available for the first time that will benefit the restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and will have implications far beyond.
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Rachel Brittin
Vice President, Communications
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Director of Media Relations
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