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

black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Gray Wolves Love California… That’s Why They’ve Come Home; 20 Year Old DNA Gives Much Needed Genetic Diversity to Endangered Ferrets; Mountain Lion’s Death in Southern California Underscores Need for More Highway Wildlife Crossings; Polar Bears and Oil Spills; Help Ensure Elephants Are Fully Protected in the U.S

Wolf, © Didier J. Lindsey

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Idaho Says It Won’t Kill Wolves in the Frank Church this Winter; A Second Wolf Comes Back to California; Tell Airlines to Stop Carrying Imperiled Wildlife “Trophies”; More Wolves Moving Throughout Oregon

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?