Latest Defenders of Wildlife Stories

2011-03-01 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a coalition of wildlife groups--International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI), Born Free USA, Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife--filed a petition with the Department of Interior to list African lions as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the...

2009-08-31 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society International, and Defenders of Wildlife have urged the United States to lead the way to end international commercial trade in polar bears, including hides, trophies, rugs and other polar bear parts. The United States has an opportunity to submit a proposal to stop the trade at next year's meeting of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna...

2009-01-15 15:27:32

U.S. Endangered Species Act advocates say they will sue the Interior Department to stop its plan to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The department said that starting March 1 it would lift Endangered Species Act protection for the wolf, also known as the timber wolf, in Montana and Idaho, parts of Oregon, Utah and Washington, and in the western Great Lakes. It did not include Wyoming because the state has not done enough to assure the animal's survival, the department...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: William Lutz, +1-202-772-0269, or Jessica Brand, +1-202- 772-0239, both of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) for President and Vice President of the United States. Below is a statement from the organization's president, Rodger Schlickeisen. "John McCain's choice of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate...

2008-09-10 18:00:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the inspector general's office at the Department of the Interior has revealed that more than a dozen current and former employees of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) -- the agency responsible for overseeing royalty payments made by energy companies drilling on public lands -- accepted financial gifts and other favors from the very companies whose activities they were expected to police. The following is a statement by...

2008-08-29 15:00:30

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Robert Dewey of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, +1- 202-772- 0228 WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator John McCain just announced his choice for running mate: Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. To follow is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. "Senator McCain's choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy...

2008-08-08 12:00:24

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California State Legislature unanimously approved a resolution officially proclaiming the last week in September as Sea Otter Awareness Week throughout California. "Sea Otter Awareness Week is about informing people of the threats that sea otters still face every day and about what concerned citizens can do to help sea otters make a thriving comeback," said Jim Curland, marine program associate for Defenders of Wildlife. "Education...

2008-07-18 21:00:18

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Suzanne Asha Stone, +1-208-424-9385, +1-208-861-4655, or Erin McCallum, +1-202-772-3217, +1-610-207-5209, both of Defenders of Wildlife MISSOULA, Mont., July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Judge Donald Molloy of the U.S. District Court in Missoula granted a preliminary injunction placing gray wolves in the Northern Rockies region back under federal protection until a court case challenging the removal of wolves from the federal list of endangered...

2008-07-01 03:00:20

Conservationists say a new law may help save endangered California condors by keeping lead ammunition out of their habitats. The measure, which goes into effect Tuesday, will require hunters to use only non-lead ammunition in the habitats. The California Legislature passed the measure last year because condors were being poisoned by swallowing lead bullets or fragments when they feed on carcasses of animals shot with the ammunition, Defenders of Wildlife said. The group said more than 276...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'