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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 Deborah Seiler, Director of Communications: (503) 212-0550, 

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Recent Press Releases

Migratory western monarchs are being reported at their overwintering sites in coastal California in greater numbers than last year, with hundreds at some sites and thousands at others, giving hope for the struggling population. These reports are particularly welcome after the population reached an all-time low of 1,914 butterflies last year.
In response to a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the imperiled Siuslaw hairy-necked tiger beetle may qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act
The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a positive 90-day finding for the American bumble bee, indicating that the bumble bee may warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. This is an important step forward in securing a future for this bee.
Responding to a petition from the Xerces Society and Dr. Robbin Thorp, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will list Franklin’s bumble bee, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), making it the first bee in the western continental U.S. to be officially recognized under the ESA.
Over 140 habitat projects creating safe places for monarchs and other pollinators have been made possible through the Xerces Society’s habitat kit program in California. As a result, more than 72,000 native plants are already in the ground, with a further 34,000 plants planned for distribution and planting this fall.