Washington, DC

New Study Shows Agency Plans Inadequate to Protect Endangered Animals from Climate Change

Research lead by Defenders of Wildlife reveals agencies charged with protecting animals listed under the ESA are not adequately addressing threats from climate change.
Tucson, Ariz.

Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl May Get Protected Again

As part of a lawsuit, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today obtained a court-enforceable deadline — Aug. 5, 2021 — for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide whether the pygmy owl should again be protected as an endangered species.
Seattle, WA

Southern Resident Orca Recovery Task Force Releases Final Year Two Report to Gov. Inslee

Washington’s Southern Resident Orca Recovery Task Force today released the final version of its recommendations in year two for saving southern resident orcas from extinction.

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Washington, DC

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard in New Mexico, Texas

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal district court today challenging the Trump administration’s continued failure to protect severely imperiled dunes sagebrush lizards under the
Santa Fe, NM

Defenders of Wildlife Receives Aquatic Habitat Connectivity Grant for Santa Fe National Forest

To better protect aquatic and riparian species in New Mexico, Defenders of Wildlife has been awarded a grant from the New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish’s Share with Wildlife program.
Sacramento, CA

Governor Newsom’s Veto Puts Water Agencies’ Threats Above Environmental Protection

California's Governor Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) last night, a bill that would defend California's water, air and wildlife from rollbacks from the Trump administration.

Senate Votes to Terminate National Emergency Declaration

Today, the Senate voted to pass a joint resolution to terminate the national emergency declaration made by President Trump in an attempt to bypass Congress
Washington, DC

United Nations Releases Major Report on Climate Change’s Devastating Effects on Oceans and Wildlife

Today, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the long-awaited “Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC),” a 1170-page account detailing the devastating effects of climate change on marine ecosystems.
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Gwen Dobbs
Director of Media Relations
gdobbs@defenders.org
(202) 772-0269
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Rebecca Bullis
Communications Associate
rbullis@defenders.org
(202) 772-0295
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Jake Bleich
Communications Associate
jbleich@defenders.org
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Kerry Skiff
Communications Coordinator
kskiff@defenders.org
(202) 772-0253