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Bald Eagle
Washington, DC

House Re-Introduces Save Our Forest Act

U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT) introduced the Save Our Forests Act today to address the chronic staffing shortages in National Forests
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Flat Tailed Horned Lizard in California
Washington, DC

Horned Lizards Need International Protection

Defenders of Wildlife and our partners in the Species Survival Network are urgently seeking increased protections for all 21 species of horned lizards as their
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Wolf in Green Grass with Pup
Portland, ORE.

Authorization to Kill Six More Wolves From Oregon’s Lookout Mountain Pack Announced

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced this week they are authorizing the killing of up to six additional members of the Lookout

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Sea otter mom and pup
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.
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Gray wolf eyes Denali AK
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
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Mexican_gray_wolf
Albuquerque, NM

Mexican wolf numbers down to 42

Defenders of Wildlife says a scientific recovery plan is desperately needed for Mexican gray wolves.
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Wacissa River and Slave Canal trees

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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Wacissa River and Slave Canal trees
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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Rachel Brittin
Rachel Brittin
Vice President, Communications
rbrittin@defenders.org
(202) 772-3255
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Katie Arberg
Katherine Arberg
Communications Specialist
karberg@defenders.org
(202) 772-0259
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Jake Bleich
Communications Specialist
jbleich@defenders.org
(202) 772-3208
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Nasrat Esmaty headshot
Nasrat Esmaty
Communications Specialist
nesmaty@defenders.org
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Hawk Hammer headshot
Hawk Hammer
Communications Specialist
hhammer@defenders.org