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

Court Finds the National Marine Fisheries Service Must take action to protect sea turtles after gulf oil spill

Ruling requires government to reconsider impacts of bottom longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Gainesville, Fla. (07/06/2011) - Conservation groups scored a victory in

Court Finds the National Marine Fisheries ServicemMust take action to protect sea turtles after gulf oil spill

Ruling requires government to reconsider impacts of bottom longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Gainesville, Fla. (07/06/2011) - Conservation groups scored a victory in

Western Governors’ Association supports improved climate science

Summary: The Western Governors Association today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in support of improving the

Polar bear deserves protections of Endangered Species Act, says court

WASHINGTON (06/30/2011) - A federal judge today upheld the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision that the polar bear be listed as threatened under the Endangered

Rocky Mountain fishers denied federal protection

Despite serious threats, rare carnivore left to fend for itself BOZEMAN, Mont. (06/29/2011) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined today that fishers in
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