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Sea Otter floating
Sacramento, Calif.

Defenders of Wildlife Applauds Resolution Recognizing 20th Anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week 

Just ahead of World Otter Day on May 25, Defenders of Wildlife and Sea Otter Savvy are celebrating the passage of a resolution in the California Legislature recognizing the 20th anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week.
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Advocating for Biodiversity
Washington, DC

Hundreds of State Legislators Join Defenders of Wildlife in Calling for a National Biodiversity Strategy

Today, 365 legislators from 48 states and territories sent a letter to President Biden urging him to establish a national biodiversity strategy.
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Gray Wolf - Denali National Park - Alaska
McCall, Idaho

Defenders Criticizes Idaho Fish and Game Commission for Approving Lethal Wolf Control Funds

Defenders of Wildlife expressed disappointment in the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for authorizing $300,000 today for the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board to kill more wolves in areas where chronic livestock depredations have been reported or where ungulate populations are below management objectives.

Press Releases

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Red Peak, Kodiak Refuge with Sitka Spruce forests
SEATTLE, Wash.

White House Old-growth Forest Strategy is Important First Step Toward Protecting Imperiled Wildlife

Defenders applauds President Biden’s leadership in issuing an executive order directing the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to define, inventory and identify threats to America’s last remaining old and mature forests.
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Grinnell Lake Overlook - Glacier National Park - Montana
Washington, DC

Defenders Applauds New National Nature Assessment Amidst Worsening Biodiversity Crisis

Defenders of Wildlife welcomed an announcement that the Biden administration is adopting two major initiatives – the National Nature Assessment and the Natural Capital Account – that will create a stronger scientific and economic foundation for curbing the acceleration of climate change and the extinction crises.
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Red Wolf Pups
Manteo, NC

First Wild Red Wolf Pups Born Since 2018

This week, Red Wolf Recovery Program staff confirmed a litter of six wild red wolf puppies, the first born in the wild since 2018. The pups, which include four females and two males, were found in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.
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Gray Wolf Howling
Portland, ORE.

Defenders of Wildlife Calls for Increased Poaching Protections as Oregon’s Wolf Population Stalls

For the second time since wolves returned to Oregon in 2009, the population has not grown, according to the recently released 2021 annual report from
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A brown bear cub looks for fish in the Kenai River
Anchorage, AK

Court Upholds Prohibition of Brown Bear Baiting in Alaska's Kenai Refuge

Defenders of Wildlife and a coalition of groups represented by Trustees for Alaska celebrated a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Monday to uphold a 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that prohibits brown bear baiting on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
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