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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 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.
September 08, 2017
Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.
June 19, 2017
June 20, 2017—A new certification program enables farmers to show consumers they are farming in ways that benefit bees. The Bee Better CertifiedTM program is launched by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, in partnership with Oregon Tilth. The development of Bee Better Certified was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.