Melanie Gade

Melanie Gade

Communications Specialist
Melanie handles press coverage for wildlife in the Pacific Norwest and Rockies and Plains, as well as Defenders' national work on the Endangered Species Act.

Posts By: Melanie Gade

Honeybee, © Brad Stocke

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Killing of Cecil the Lion Highlights Need for Further Lion Conservation; California State Ban on Shark Fins Upheld in Federal Court; Obama’s Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trafficking; Did You Know? Most Polar Bears Don’t Hibernate; The Latest from the Sagebrush Sea; Climate Change Reduces Bee Habitat, Study Shows

Mexican gray wolf, © Jim Clark/USFWS

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Activists Say “No” To Mexican Gray Wolf Extinction Bill; Washington Wildlife Officials Put Coexistence First; Tightened Restrictions on Bobcat Trapping Will Protect Imperiled Lynx and Wolverines; New National Monument Will Be Safe Haven for Countless California Species; Is the U.S. abandoning red wolves?

oil in water, © Bill M. Campbell

Black Waters »

This most recent spill is yet another tragic example of why our nation’s aging infrastructure and dependence on an outdated fossil fuel-based economy simply cannot support a healthy, thriving environment for people or wildlife.