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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 Matthew Shepherd, (503) 232-6639 or [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

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.
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.
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.
Today president Biden signed the $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Infrastructure act includes funding for roads and bridges, transit and rail, airports, ports and waterways, electric vehicles, broadband, the electricity grid and more. It also contains funding for pollinators.
The Xerces Society is distributing more than 34,000 native plants in habitat kits to community partners around California to restore habitat for monarch butterflies and other wild pollinators, directly addressing the loss of habitat that is one of the major factors causing declines in populations of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.