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Defenders of Wildlife


Trump's Final Plan to Open Treasured Public Lands in Utah Called 'Sellout' to Big Oil

The administration's new managment plans "are the latest in a series of insults... that began when Trump illegally dismantled Bears Ears and Grand Staircase at the behest of corporate interests two years ago."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Issuing 'Death Sentence' to Gray Wolves, Trump Admin Moves to Gut Federal Protections

"By removing protections across the country, the Trump Administration is essentially abandoning all efforts to restore this iconic American species to millions of acres of wild habitat."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Nationwide Rallies Denounce #FakeTrumpEmergency and President's Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Rapid-response mobilizations refute Trump's assertion of an emergency at the southern border and denounce administration's xenophobic agenda

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


'No to $5 Billion, No to $2.1 Billion, No to $1.6 Billion': Progressive Groups Pressure Democrats to Reject Any Funding for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda

The ACLU and dozens of other advocacy groups urged Democrats to "reject any additional funding for detention beds, ICE and Border Patrol agents, or other harmful enforcement."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Trump Admin Charges Ahead With 'Reckless' Plan to Turn Over Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Fossil Fuel Industry

Conservationists warn that "once we industrialize our last great Alaskan wilderness areas, there's no going back."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Challenge to Trump's Environmentally Disastrous Plan to 'Wreak Havoc Along the Border' Blocked by Supreme Court

'A human-made barrier on the scale of the proposed border wall would have a serious impact on animals,' conservation group had argued

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


New Report Details Trump's Devastating War on Science—And How New Congress Can Fight Back

"Congress has the power to halt and repair damage from federal agencies' current disregard for scientific evidence."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'An Insult to Our National Wildlife': Trump Reverses Ban on GMOs and Bee-Killing Pesticides in Refuges

"Industrial agriculture has no place on public lands dedicated to conservation of biological diversity and the protection of our most vulnerable species."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Taking 'Wrecking Ball' to Endangered Species Act, Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife

If Interior Department's proposals are approved, "Zinke will go down in history as the extinction secretary"

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


As GOP Pushes Overhaul, Conservationists Mobilize to Save 'Endangered Species Act From Extinction'

"This bill is all about politics. It's not about science. It's especially not about better ways to conserve endangered species."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·