Three More Mexican Gray Wolves Killed

Two of the Mexican gray wolf deaths are now under investigation by wildlife officials, as reported last month.
Monterey, Calif.

Report on Expert Opinion Confirms Southern Sea Otter Remains Threatened with Extinction and in Need of Full Protection

Today, Friends of the Sea Otter (FSO) released the report, Roadmap: Recovery of the Southern Sea Otter.
Washington, DC

In a Win for Wildlife, Appropriations Committee Passes Nonlethal Funding

The House Appropriations Committee marked up and passed language out of committee today that would secure critical funding for reducing human-wildlife conflicts in the fiscal year 2021 appropriations package.

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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 and
Albuquerque, NM

Mexican wolf numbers down to 42

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

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.
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.
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