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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

April, 11 2018
More than 15 years after the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation initially submitted a petition asking for federal protection for the island marble, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that the butterfly warrants protection as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
February, 02 2018
The number of monarch butterflies overwintering in CA the lowest number counted since 2012 despite an increase in sites counted.
January, 11 2018
Bee Better Certified is the only third-party food and farming certification program in the world focused specifically on pollinator conservation.
November, 08 2017
These guidelines will help site managers become familiar with overwintering monarch habitat needs and provide a roadmap to develop site-specific management plans to benefit monarchs in both the short- and long-term.
October, 30 2017
Freshwater mussels filter water, keeping it clean and clear for salmon and other aquatic wildlife. A study published Friday shows that these important animals have been lost from 1 in 5 watersheds in which they occurred in western North America, and more than one third of watersheds in which they remain have lost one or more species of mussels.