Anne Russell Gregory

Conservation Law & Endangered Species Coordinator
Anne Russell works with the legal team to advance Defenders’ conservation goals through litigation and policy advocacy. She manages the litigation docket to update members and staff alike on the status and success of issues, ranging from owls to whales.

Posts By: Anne Russell Gregory

jaguar, © Jeff Nadler

Corridors for Jaguars »

For jaguars to establish new populations in the U.S., the cats must be able to travel safely across the border from their range in Mexico, and through southern Arizona and New Mexico. Protecting these vital migratory corridors is essential to jaguar conservation.

Florida manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS

Hands Off Our Manatees »

Manatees depend on warm water habitat in the winter, so they gather in warm springs like Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. But too much commotion can drive them back out into the cold waters and away from the warmer areas they need.

Bryde's whale, © Nathan Meadows

We Can’t Abandon the Gulf’s Bryde’s Whales »

In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service began the process to determine whether the Gulf of Mexico population of Bryde’s should be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Defenders recently provided information on the many threats the Bryde’s whale faces to reinforce the case for listing.