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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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We have an incredibly innovative team working on the extinction crisis from every angle, and we couldn’t do any of this without all our members and supporters who share our passion for wildlife. Learn more about us and help protect our species this Earth Day.
To honor our incredible wildlife, Defenders has declared this the Year of Coexistence. Simply put — coexistence is helping people share the landscape with wildlife and using innovative tools to reduce the conflicts that often occur with wildlife in their natural habitats. Learn more about all of our innovative coexistence work!
Include a gift to Defenders of Wildlife in your estate plans to ensure our work to protect and restore our nation’s wildlife continues for generations to come. Defenders has partnered with FreeWill to give you a free and easy way to write or update your legal will. Visit our legacy website to learn more.