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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, Director of Communications & Outreach: (503) 807-1577, [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

January 28, 2020
The Xerces Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and Center for Food Safety are taking action to protect four species of bumble bees under the California Endangered Species Act.
January 22, 2020
The Xerces Society today announced that the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in California remains at critical levels for the second year. We must take action now to save the western monarch migration.
December 18, 2019
Responding to an emergency petition filed by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a positive 90-day finding for the Bethany Beach firefly and is initiating a full status review of the species.
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.