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Press & Media

The Xerces team includes nationally recognized experts on a range of issues, including pollinator conservation, pesticide impacts, habitat creation, and protecting endangered species. We work to understand and protect insects and other invertebrates in all landscapes, from wildlands to backyards.

Our staff is known as a reliable source of science-based advice at the forefront of invertebrate protection, and can provide information and perspective on all aspects of invertebrate conservation. In each of the last three years, Xerces Society staff were quoted or our work was mentioned in thousands of media articles that reached over one billion people worldwide.

For general information about our work, please see our blog, publications, and other information on our website. Follow us on social media for the latest updates, as well.

We’re happy to give media interviews. Please direct all inquiries to Matthew Shepherd, Director of Communications & Outreach: (503) 807-1577, [email protected].


Recent Press Releases

August, 12 2019
The Xerces Society and the late Dr. Robbin Thorp, Professor Emeritus at University of California–Davis, formally petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Franklin’s bumble bee in 2010.
June, 24 2019
New paper published in the journal Conservation Science and Practice details why we need to take greater action to curb the global decline in insects.
June, 18 2019
University of Nebraska–Lincoln partners with national nonprofit to launch statewide effort to conserve Nebraska’s pollinators.
June, 01 2019
California Fish and Game Commission vote comes in the wake of United Nations report finding that one million species are at risk of global extinction.
May, 15 2019
Ongoing construction at the Tower Shores development continues to destroy important habitat for the Bethany Beach firefly’s strongest remaining population.