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Make a Difference for Wildlife

Up to a million species are facing extinction - some within the next decade - unless we take immediate action to save them. You can be a part of the solution for endangered species: support efforts to protect the wild right now.

Our Strategy

Defenders of Wildlife works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife and habitats across North America. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

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Brown bear family, sow with cubs at Halo Bay, Katmai NP Alaska
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Hank Berry

Our Work & Impact

90%
of old-growth habitat removed from a proposed timber sale in Tongass National Forest after the U.S. Forest Service heeded our objections, protecting thousands of acres of habitat for wolves, bears and more.
75
years of leading efforts to protect and restore wildlife and habitat in North America. The stakes have never been higher, but our experience and expertise have prepared us to face the challenges ahead.
100+
collaboration projects to prevent conflicts with grizzly bears and wolves in the West, including range riders, electric fencing and bear-resistant garbage containers.

News

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Sturgeon
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Conservation Groups Win Lawsuit Challenging Elimination of Critical North Carolina Protections for Sea Turtles and Fish

In a new ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Cape Fear River Watch, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, succeeded in challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ unjustified decision to eliminate the agency’s longstanding practice of limiting hopper dredging at Wilmington and Morehead City Harbors to winter months.

Wildlife & Wild Places

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Bison in snow
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North Dakota Prairie
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Burrowing Owls