Washington, DC

Interior Authorizes Transfer of 560 Acres of Public Lands for Military Use

The Department of the Interior has authorized a transfer of 560 acres of federal land to the U.S. Army for military use along the U.S.-Mexico
Washington, DC

Over 1,600 Scientists Call for Conservation Funding to Solve the Biodiversity Crisis

Today the prestigious journal Science published a letter entitled “ Solve the biodiversity crisis with funding ,” coauthored by scientists at Defenders of Wildlife and
Washington, DC

Congress Fights Back Against Trump-Bernhardt Extinction Plan

Today, Reps. Grijalva (D-AZ), Dingell (D-MI) and Beyer (D-VA), and Sen. Udall (D-NM), introduced bills to reverse the Trump administration’s attack on the Endangered Species

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Monterey Bay, CA

California Sea Otter Fund’s survival in jeopardy

California taxpayers have coughed up a lot of clams for their struggling sea otters over the past four years. Still, the California Sea Otter Fund, a tax check-off program, narrowly missed raising enough money to make the tax form this year.
Washington, DC

Defenders mourns the loss of FWS Director Sam Hamilton

The following is a statement by Jamie Rappaport Clark , executive vice president of Defenders of Wildlife. “Sam Hamilton had made great strides in unifying
Albuquerque, NM

Mexican wolf numbers down to 42

Defenders of Wildlife says a scientific recovery plan is desperately needed for Mexican gray wolves.
Washington, DC

Some notable gains for wildlife in Obama’s budget

The administration has proposed a serious funding increase for the conservation of wildlife and habitat imperiled by climate change, to the tune of $35 million.

Obama's budget includes key funding for land and water

A broad coalition of conservation and recreation organizations today applauded a budget request by President Barack Obama that significantly increases funding for outdoor recreation and strategic land investments through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the federal government’s primary program to protect America’s irreplaceable natural, historic, recreational, and other treasured landscapes.
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