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Washington, DC

Defenders of Wildlife Outraged as Interior Department Halts Progress on Migratory Bird Treaty Act Protections

The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced it is halting efforts to finalize key protective measures under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the nation’s landmark
 Wolverine on a Rocky Slope - Ken Curtis.jpg

Wolverine Receives Much-Needed Endangered Species Act Protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will protect the wolverine population in the lower 48 states as threatened under the Endangered
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Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina General Assembly appropriates $2 million for wildlife crossings

In honor of Road Safety Week, the Safe Passage Fund Coalition applauds the North Carolina General Assembly for appropriating $2 million in funding for infrastructure

Press Releases

Senate includes wolf delisting bill in must-pass funding package

Provision would strip ESA protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana Washington, D.C. (03/04/2011) - In the latest effort to strip federal endangered species protections

Defenders of Wildlife wins $200,000 through Members Project

American Express and TakePart partnership benefits multiple charities each year WASHINGTON (03/02/2011) - Defenders of Wildlife is excited and honored to be chosen as a

Saving the King of the Jungle

Wildlife Advocates Seek Protection for African Lions Washington (03/01/2011) - Today, a coalition of wildlife groups—International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society of the

1994 all over again

House passes Continuing Resolution that includes most sweeping cuts and policy changes to environmental protections since Gingrich era proposals WASHINGTON (02/19/2011) - The following is

Montana issues policy of aggressive wolf elimination, lax enforcement

Montana policy retreats from wolf conservation Summary: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced yesterday that ranchers in the state will be allowed to kill wolves without
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