Press Releases

May
22,
2019
 The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed its Fiscal Year 2020 Interior and Environment spending bill out of committee today. This environmentally progressive bill now moves to the House floor for a vote by the full
May
22,
2019
In a resounding step towards defending desert water resources, the California Senate yesterday passed SB307, a commonsense solution to protect Mojave Trails National Monument springs, groundwater and wildlife. The legislation now advances for a full
May
22,
2019
Dr. Jacob Malcom, director of the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, will testify today before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.
May
16,
2019
Marking the most significant step toward national wildlife conservation in decades, the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 was introduced today in both houses of Congress.
In a Texas border town, a church on the edge and wildlife at riskopens in new window
This tiny strip of wildlife along the river is now in jeopardy because of the border wall," says Paul Sánchez-Navarro, senior representative for advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife. "We're talking over 50,000 acres of deforestation."
09
May
2019
www.cnet.com
Condors to be Reintroduced in NorCal; Threats Remainopens in new window
"Defenders of Wildlife remains concerned about releasing condors into a landscape rife with threats to their continued survival," she said, "from the familiar threat of lead poisoning to the emerging threat of rodenticide poisoning."
08
May
2019
www.publicnewsservice.org
Trump seeks weaker protections, as 1 million species face extinctionopens in new window
“The most damaging actions for biodiversity from the Trump administration are not necessarily species-specific,” Malcom said. “They are big national policy changes, such as long-lasting damage to the Endangered Species Act programs through budgetary cuts, as well their revisions of the ESA regulations and roll backs of protections on federal lands and waters.”
06
May
2019
www.rollcall.com
Senate confirms former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as interior secretaryopens in new window
Former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to lead the Interior Department, an agency that controls nearly half a billion acres of public land and the vast amount of oil and gas mineral resources resting beneath it.
11
Apr
2019
www.washingtonpost.com
Documents: CBP Ignored Federal Biologists’ Input on Border Wallopens in new window
Border security officials visited wildlife preserves in Starr County, then blew off the recommendations of the scientists they brought along.
10
Apr
2019
www.texasobserver.org