Western Caucus Members Push Anti-Endangered Species Act Bills, Again

It’s looking like déjà vu all over again as the Congressional Western Caucus has begun to introduce another package of anti-wildlife, anti-public lands, anti-Endangered Species Act (ESA) bills. The new package of stand-alone bills is – so far – nearly identical to draft legislation the caucus released this past fall. And, like the previous package, the bills would eliminate key protections for wildlife that have been in place for more than 45 years.
Washington, DC

Statement from Defenders of Wildlife on Migratory Bird Protection Act Passing Out of the House Natural Resources Committee

Statement from Robert Dewey, Vice President for Government Relations, Defenders of Wildlife upon the Migratory Bird Protection Act passing out of the House Natural Resources
Washington, DC

Newly Announced Expansion of Border Wall Could Be Disastrous for Wildlife

The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration will redirect $7.2 billion in Pentagon funds to build over 800 more miles of border wall.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Two More Mexican Gray Wolves Caught in Traps as Incidents Continue in New Mexico

Defenders of Wildlife has learned that two more Mexican gray wolves were recently caught in foothold traps in New Mexico.
Anchorage, AK

Defenders Statement on National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Lease Sale, IAP Hearing

The Trump administration will be holding an oil and gas lease sale for 4 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA) today. Lease sales in the NPRA have been held annually since 2011. The last two lease sales in the reserve brought in $1 million and $1.5 million, respectively.
Raleigh, NC

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Red Wolf Transfer to Recovery Area in North Carolina

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that they will transfer three critically-endangered red wolves to the Red Wolf Recovery Area in eastern North Carolina.
Denver, CO

Over 210,000 Coloradans Sign On for Wolf Reintroduction, Adding Initiative to 2020 Ballot

Today, volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund (RMWAF) submitted over 210,000 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State to place restoration of wolves on Colorado’s 2020 statewide ballot.
Portland, OR

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Revisits Marbled Murrelet Protections

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today voted to revisit their decision to deny greater protections for the marbled murrelet.
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Gwen Dobbs
Director of Media Relations
gdobbs@defenders.org
(202) 772-0269
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Rebecca Bullis
Communications Associate
rbullis@defenders.org
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Jake Bleich
Communications Associate
jbleich@defenders.org
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Kerry Skiff
Communications Coordinator
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(202) 772-0253