John Motsinger

Communications Associate
John Motsinger is a Communications Associate at Defenders of Wildlife. He handles press coverage for critters in the Northern Rockies and Great Plains as well as Defenders' national work on the Endangered Species Act.

Posts By: John Motsinger

Little dogs on the prairie »

This summer, Defenders’ Rocky Mountain Representative Jonathan Proctor helped move hundreds of prairie dogs in Wyoming from the edge of Thunder Basin National Grassland, where they were threatened with poisoning, to an interior section of the Grassland where they will be fully protected from poisoning and shooting. Proctor explains why prairie dogs are important in a recent story on New West about the Thunder Basin relocation project.

Art for wolf lovers »

This September Etsy for Animals selected Defenders as its charity of choice and has been featuring handmade arts and crafts products inspired by one of our priority projects. First, they chose handiwork related to the Gulf oil spill, and now they’re bringing attention to endangered wolves in the Northern Rockies. Check out all their cool wolf stuff!

EPA phase-out lets toxic pesticide linger for years »

Endosulfan is a highly toxic pesticide that’s been used since the 1950s. The EPA recently took an important step to begin phasing it out, but the current proposal would allow the substance to remain in use for years.