Xerces Press Releases Archive

New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched

Thursday, February 16th, 2017


Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Protected as an Endangered Species

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017


General Mills, NRCS and the Xerces Society Announce Multi-Year, $4 Million Investment in Pollinator Habitat

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


US Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Rusty Patched Bumble Bee for Endangered Species Act Protection

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


State of the Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Sites in California

Friday, July 8th, 2016


A Ghost in the Making: Nationwide Release of a Revealing Film About the Decline of a Once Common Pollinator

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016


City of Milwaukie Protects Pollinators from Pesticide

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


Monarch Numbers Up, But Still a Long Journey to Recovery

Friday, February 26th, 2016


Assessment of Western Monarch Butterfly Winter Population Completed

Thursday, February 4th, 2016


Early data from Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count suggests a small increase in butterfly numbers in some parts of the overwintering range

Sunday, December 13th, 2015


Monarch Scientists Release Statement Highlighting Concerns with Butterfly Releases

Thursday, October 8th, 2015


Seven Native Hawaiian Pollinators Proposed as Endangered Species

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee One Step Closer to Protection

Friday, September 18th, 2015


White House Releases Historic Strategy to Protect Pollinators and Their Habitat

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


Portland Bans Insecticides Linked with Pollinator Declines

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015


Monarch Butterflies in North America Found to be Vulnerable to Extinction

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015


Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


Annual Count Shows that Number of Monarch Butterflies Overwintering in California may be Holding Steady

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


Monarch Butterfly Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

Monday, December 29th, 2014


Pollinator Health Task Force Makes Recommendations to Oregon Legislature

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


One of Nation’s Rarest Butterflies Closer to Protection under the Endangered Species Act

Monday, August 18th, 2014


Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

Monday, August 4th, 2014


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Threatened with Extinction

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Removes Controversial Chemicals from Mosquito Management Plan

Monday, May 5th, 2014


The Xerces Society, Other Conservation Leaders Participate in White House Pollinator Initiative Stakeholder Meeting

Thursday, May 1st, 2014


Scientists, Farmers and Educators Ask the President and Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to Jump Start Recovery of Monarch Butterflies

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Xerces and partners comment on proposed insecticide use in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor

Friday, February 14th, 2014


Xerces and NRDC ask FWS to take legal steps to protect rusty patched bumble bee

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Save Oregon’s Pollinators Act addresses bee decline

Monday, February 10th, 2014


Number of Monarch butterflies overwintering in California holds steady, but still well below the 1990s

Friday, January 31st, 2014


Grab Your Camera…Bumble Bee Watch is Here!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Bumble Bee Kills: Negligence Proven, Fines Inadequate

Thursday, December 19th, 2013


Protection for Pollinators: Conservation Groups and Scientists Push USDA to Save Wild Bumble Bees

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


New Report: Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


Coos County cancels aerial spraying of 10,000 acres

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013


Majority of residents at public meeting speak out against Bandon Marsh spraying plan

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


Xerces Society to speak at public meeting for Bandon Marsh spraying

Monday, September 9th, 2013


Bandon Marsh mosquito spraying plan is ineffective and bad for wildlife

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


Blumenauer, Conyers Introduce Save America’s Pollinator Act

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013


Scientists Call for an End to Cosmetic Insecticide Use After the Largest Bumble Bee Poisoning on Record

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Pesticide Causes Largest Mass Bumble Bee Death on Record

Friday, June 21st, 2013


Mystery Bee Kill: Causes Being Sought

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013


New Report Provides Guidance on Mosquito Management that Protects People and Wetlands

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Threatened with Extinction

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013


New Study: Bark beetle outbreak not the culprit in recent rash of western fires

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Federal Protection for the Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly and its Habitat

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012


Arapahoe Snowfly on the Brink of Extinction

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


Conservation groups and scientists ask the USDA to protect wild bumble bees from disease

Thursday, November 19th, 2009


New report finds that bumble bees have undergone dramatic declines

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Island Marble one of top ten wildlife, fish and plants in need of Endangered Species Act Protection

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008


Susan’s Purse-making Caddisfly on the Brink of Extinction

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008


Senate Pollinator Habitat Protection Act of 2007

Thursday, May 24th, 2007


Pollinators in Peril

Monday, May 7th, 2007


Dollar value of insect services more than $57 billion a year in the United States

Saturday, April 1st, 2006


Conservation Groups Move To Protect Rare Washington Butterfly

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004


Western Springsnails on the Brink of Extinction

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004


Conservation Groups Move To Protect Seven Imperiled Swallowtail Butterflies from Around the World

Friday, May 7th, 2004


Petition Filed to List Nevada Butterfly as Endangered Species

Friday, April 23rd, 2004


Conservationists Act to Save Declining Black Hills Snail

Thursday, September 25th, 2003


Conservationists Seek Federal Protection for Rare Midwest Butterfly

Monday, May 12th, 2003


Endangered Invertebrates – A Case For Attention To Invertebrate Conservation

Friday, September 27th, 2002


Carson Wandering Skipper Butterfly Listed as Endangered

Thursday, August 8th, 2002