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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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Mojave desert tortoise
San Francisco, CA

Lawsuit Targets Federal OK of Off-Road Routes, Grazing Threatening Imperiled Species in California Deserts

Environmental groups sued the Interior Department, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for authorizing damaging activities in the California Desert Conservation Area, including a vast network of off-road vehicle routes in the West Mojave Desert.
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Adolescent gray wolf howling near Lamar River in Yellowstone
Washington, DC

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Status Review of Gray Wolves in Western U.S.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced yesterday that it will begin a comprehensive Endangered Species Act status review of the gray wolf in the western United States.

Press Releases

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Gray wolf pups with flowers
Baker County, Oregon

Oregon State Wildlife Officials Kill Two Wolf Pups from a Helicopter

Oregon state wildlife officials responded to a rancher’s request for help after a wolf depredation that resulted in killing two young pups in Baker County
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Capitol Building
Washington, DC

House Passes Funding Package with Pro-Wildlife Provisions

After successfully advocating against budget amendments that would have limited the application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Defenders of Wildlife and our partners, ensured
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Orca J-16 rainblow
SEATTLE, Wash.

NOAA Expands Endangered Southern Resident Orca Critical Habitat by more than 600 Percent

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has finalized a rule that expands southern resident orca critical habitat by approximately 16,000 square miles or 640%
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Manatee resting at Three Sisters Springs

Tampa Bay’s Catastrophic Red Tide Could Preview Florida’s Future

A large outbreak of highly toxic algae or “red tide” continues to impact Gulf Coast communities in Southwest Florida, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 tons of marine life and fish, including manatees, goliath groupers, dolphins and endangered sea turtles along St. Petersburg and Pinellas County beaches.
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Eastern Bluebird
Washington, DC

Congress Calls for Lasting Protections for Migratory Birds

Today, Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) joined with Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and 47 original co-sponsors to introduce the Migratory Bird Protection Act to reaffirm long-standing protections for migratory birds against industrial take — that is, unintentional but predictable killing of birds.
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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 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