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Border wall
Washington, DC

Biden Administration Halts Border Wall Construction

Today, the Biden administration announced plans to halt border wall construction along the Southwest border of the U.S. The plan, which will be carried out by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, fulfills President Biden’s promise to end the diversion of funds for the border wall, and outlines steps the administration will take to address life, safety and environmental concerns.
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Red wolf eyes
Columbia, NC

Critically Endangered Red Wolf Killed by Car

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed this week that a 4-year-old red wolf has been killed in a roadway collision with a vehicle. The wolf was one of four previously captive adult wolves released into the wild in late April, as required by a recent court decision.
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Baby black bear Tongass

Biden Administration Announces It Will Revisit Tongass National Forest Roadless Rule

Today, the Biden administration announced that it will be initiating a new rulemaking to revisit the Roadless Area Conservation Rule on the Tongass National Forest, which was eliminated by the Trump administration.

Press Releases

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Mountains of Bridger-Teton National Forest
Washington, DC

Biden Administration "America the Beautiful" Report Emphasizes Importance of 30x30

Statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO, Defenders of Wildlife on the Biden administration’s “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful" report, that emphasizes the
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Washington, D.C.

Groups Call to Halt Removal of Protections for Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers

The Southern Environmental Law Center, in conjunction with Defenders of Wildlife, just sent a letter to the Fish and Wildlife Service calling on the agency to halt its efforts to remove protections for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
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Arctic tern on white
Washington, DC

Statement from Defenders of Wildlife on Proposed Migratory Bird Rule

This morning, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposed rule to revoke the January 7, 2021, final regulation that limited the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
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Greater Sage Grouse - Wyoming
Washington, DC

Environmental Groups Urge Congress to End Harmful Sage-Grouse Rider

In a letter sent to key House and Senate appropriations committee leaders today, 80 environmental groups, including Defenders of Wildlife, are pressing for the exclusion
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North Fork of the American River from a high bank covered in wildflowers
Sacramento, CA

Drought Package Offers Relief for California’s Wildlife

Today, California State Senate leaders introduced a drought relief package to blunt the impacts of expected water shortages following an extremely dry winter.
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Rachel Brittin
Rachel Brittin
Vice President, Communications
rbrittin@defenders.org
(202) 772-3255
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Gwen Dobbs
Gwen Dobbs
Director of Media Relations
gdobbs@defenders.org
(202) 772-0269
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Katie Arberg
Katherine Arberg
Communications Specialist
karberg@defenders.org
(202) 772-0259
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Jake Bleich headshot
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