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Advocating for Biodiversity
Washington, DC

Hundreds of State Legislators Join Defenders of Wildlife in Calling for a National Biodiversity Strategy

Today, 365 legislators from 48 states and territories sent a letter to President Biden urging him to establish a national biodiversity strategy.
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Gray Wolf - Denali National Park - Alaska
McCall, Idaho

Defenders Criticizes Idaho Fish and Game Commission for Approving Lethal Wolf Control Funds

Defenders of Wildlife expressed disappointment in the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for authorizing $300,000 today for the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board to kill more wolves in areas where chronic livestock depredations have been reported or where ungulate populations are below management objectives.
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Red wolf staring straight on
Tyrrell County, NC

Defenders of Wildlife Announces Reward for Information on Slain Red Wolf

Defenders of Wildlife announced a reward of $2,500 for information that leads to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for illegally killing a critically-endangered red wolf on April 15.

Press Releases

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Right Whale
Atlanta, GA

Conservation groups in court to save highly endangered whales

Right whales' only known calving grounds threatened by Navy project.
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Bald eagle
Washington, DC

Congress should end tax breaks for polluters, invest in green economy

Conservationists, public interest groups call on Congress to cut $20 billion in wasteful spending.
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Washington, DC

Wild bumble bees teeter on brink of extinction

Conservation groups and scientists ask the USDA to protect wild bumble bees from disease.
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Python
Washington, DC

Nine invasive snakes proposed for import ban

Restrictions on imports could help prevent environmental damage.
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Polar bears
Anchorage, AK

Shell Oil Chukchi Sea drilling plans challenged

Conservation and Alaska Native groups called for a timeout on oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea yesterday, filing a legal challenge against Shell
Vice President, Communications
rbrittin@defenders.org
(202) 772-3255
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karberg@defenders.org
(202) 772-0259
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jbleich@defenders.org
(202) 772-3208
Director, Communications
pclerkin@defenders.org
Communications Specialist
hhammer@defenders.org
(202) 772-0295