Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, April 02, 2009
Offshore Energy Report Details Potential Resources Without Weighing Risks
The Department of the Interior today released a hastily-prepared report estimating potential offshore renewable energy resources, as well as possible oil and gas deposits that might be found along America’s coastlines.
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Wolves Back in the Crosshairs After Salazar Decision to Remove Federal Protection in the Northern Rockies
Tomorrow, the rule removing wolves in the Northern Rockies from the list of endangered and threatened species is expected to be published in the Federal Register. It will take effect on May 4, after which wolves throughout Idaho, Montana, and parts of Utah, Oregon and Washington will no longer receive any protection under the Endangered Species Act. The following is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, president for Defenders of Wildlife:
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Congressmen Waxman and Markey Make Important Strides Towards Addressing Climate Impacts
This morning Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Edward A. Markey released draft energy and climate legislation outlining a vision for moving America closer to energy independence, clean technologies and a revitalized economy bolstered by millions of new green jobs.
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Monday, March 16, 2009
State Initiates Massive New Helicopter Wolf Slaughter
With just a few hours of advance notice, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) informed the National Park Service of an unprecedented helicopter-based wolf killing effort in the Upper Yukon/Tanana area of Alaska. As of Monday morning, at least 30 wolves were already known to have been killed, and up to 200 are being targeted by ADF&G staff using helicopters to kill the wolves, with added support from private pilots in spotter planes.
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Friday, March 06, 2009
Same Bad Plan to Delist Wolves in the Northern Rockies
Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced he has decided to follow the Bush administration's flawed decision to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from wolves in Idaho and Montana. The following is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, president for Defenders of Wildlife:
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Bush Administration Rushes to Strip Protections from Northern Rockies Wolves
Today, in a last-ditch effort by the Bush administration to undermine environmental protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the Northern Rockies gray wolf will be taken off the Endangered Species List. This decision is yet another attempt to prematurely strip wolves of legal protection before the clock runs out next Tuesday on the most anti-environment administration in American history.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Wildlife Refuges Can Provide Shovel-Ready Green Jobs
Restoring the ability of the National Wildlife Refuge System and other public lands to protect America's wildlife and habitats would also help President-elect Barack Obama create good jobs and boost the economy, conservation groups said in a press call today. The groups outlined how the Obama administration can both jumpstart the faltering economy by creating green jobs on wildlife refuges and other environmentally sensitive lands while also helping to address global warming.
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