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.

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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

Grizzly with cubs, © Jim Chagares

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Wandering Wolf OR-7 Fathers Pups Two Years in A Row! New National Poll Finds 90 Percent of American Voters Support the Endangered Species Act; Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trade in Mozambique; Public Support is High for Grizzly Reintroduction in Washington; Defenders Advocates for Sharks and Rays in Ecuador

Rim Fire, © Mike McMillan/USFS

Summer: A Season for Fun–and Fire »

Though small, frequent fires during wildfire season are usually good, large, uncharacteristic wildfires can be bad for native wildlife habitat. There are three major reasons that wildfires are such a problem right now.