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Xerces Society staff are respected as reliable sources of science-based advice at the forefront of invertebrate protection, and can provide information and perspective on all aspects of invertebrate conservation.

Our team includes nationally recognized experts on a range of issues, including insect declines, protecting endangered species, climate change impacts, pollinator conservation, pesticide risk, habitat creation, and wildlife gardening. We work to understand and protect insects and other invertebrates in all landscapes, from wildlands to backyards.

In each of the last three years, Xerces staff were quoted or our work was mentioned in thousands of media articles that reached over one billion people worldwide.

We’re happy to give media interviews. Please direct all inquiries to Deborah Seiler, Director of Communications: (503) 212-0550, [email protected] 

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.

Recent Press Releases

April 14, 2022
With pollinator declines accelerating, a new project has launched that provides an opportunity for people in Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota to take action to conserve bumble bees. A partnership between the Xerces Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Plains Bumble Bee Atlas will improve scientists’ understanding of the bumble bees of the upper Great Plains and provide land managers with the information they need to conserve them. 
March 14, 2022
With pollinator populations declining and facing increasing threats, a new initiative launched today to better understand and protect California’s imperiled bumble bees. Spearheaded by a partnership between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the new California Bumble Bee Atlas will enlist the assistance of trained volunteers to collect information around the state on bumble bee species diversity and habitat use. 
January 24, 2022
For decades, the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count has been cataloging the rapid decline of one of North America’s most enigmatic butterflies. In a surprising and remarkable outcome, this winter brought a final tally of 247,237 monarch butterflies observed across the West, an over 100-fold increase from the previous year’s total of less than 2,000 monarchs and the highest total since 2016.
December 15, 2021
A new report released today by the Endangered Species Coalition and partners highlights the plight of ten dwindling animal and plant species that are being impacted by global climate change.
November 17, 2021
A new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE highlights the conservation status of U.S. and Canadian fireflies and the need to conserve these charismatic beetles.