manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS
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Sea turtle, © James Dawson
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Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

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How You Can Help
Since taking office in January, the Trump administration and Congress have made no secret of their anti-environment agenda. The need to protect our nation's wildlife has never been more urgent.
Mexican Gray Wolf
By the mid-1930s, wolves were eradicated from all but a few areas in the lower 48 states. Defenders is determined to help the public share the land with wolves and dispel the myths and misconceptions that nearly silenced them for good.