09:55 PM

For Immediate Release

Defenders of Wildlife Announces Michael Dax as New Mexico Representative

SANTA FE (February 21, 2019) – Defenders of Wildlife is proud to announce Michael Dax as the New Mexico representative in the Southwest program office. He will be focusing on imperiled fish and their habitat, wildlife habitat connectivity and renewable energy siting and transmission, among other things.

Most recently, Michael served as Defenders’ New Mexico outreach representative for Government Relations.

Bryan Bird, Southwest program director for Defenders of Wildlife, issued this statement:

“We are thrilled to have Michael Dax as our newest representative in our Southwest office. With his four years of experience working on conservation issues in New Mexico, he will be vital to our team as we continue to fight to protect endangered species and lands in the region.”

Michael Dax, New Mexico representative for Defenders of Wildlife, issued this statement:

“I am excited to have the opportunity to move into a new role on our Southwest team and to work on the ground to advance our conservation work. New Mexico is on the forefront of major environmental policy changes, including increasing its renewable energy goals and improving wildlife corridor conservation policies, and I look forward to implementing programs and initiatives to further Defenders of Wildlife’s work on these issues.”


Before joining Defenders, Michael Dax worked for the Montana Wilderness Association as their communications and campaign fellow and as a field director for North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks gathering signatures for a ballot measure in North Dakota to dedicate existing oil tax revenue to conservation. He also worked as a tour guide driving guests throughout Grand Canyon and in Yellowstone National Parks. Michael earned a master’s degree in environmental history from the University of Montana where he began work on his book, Grizzly West, which focuses on the attempt to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Montana and Idaho. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University.

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. With over 1.8 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit Newsroom.Defenders.org and follow us on Twitter @DefendersNews.