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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

October 16, 2018
Conservation and food safety groups filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission to list four species of native bumble bees—western bumble bee, Franklin’s bumble bee, Crotch’s bumble bee and the Suckley cuckoo bumble bee—as Endangered under California’s Endangered Species Act.
June 11, 2018
Ground-breaking conservation initiative to become part of the Xerces Society, ensuring a bright future for nationwide network of bee-friendly communities and campuses.
May 01, 2018
A new guide to protecting the monarch butterfly from the Pacific to the Rockies.
April 19, 2018
A new project is being launched to harness the volunteer power of citizen scientists to help map bumble bees in the Pacific Northwest. This region is home to nearly thirty species of these charismatic and easily recognizable bees, and many of them face an uncertain future.
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.