We have our plates full for 2022, but with you by our side Defenders of Wildlife has never been more committed to saving wildlife. Take a look below at some of our 2022 goals.

With your support we will....

  • Fight to get gray wolves listed under the Endangered Species Act again. Since wolves lost their federal protections, we’ve seen a sharp rise in wolf killing. We are actively advocating against the multitude of reckless anti-wolf policies, and we continue to work at the federal, state and local levels to protect and restore wolves.

  • Respond urgently to the manatee crisis. This year has seen a record number of manatee deaths in Florida. We’re pushing the state government to declare a state of emergency for manatees, and to reduce pollution flowing into manatee habitat along Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts. And we’ll go to court for manatees if we have to!

  • Save orcas at risk. The months-long absence of the southern resident orcas from their foraging grounds in the Salish Sea has been shocking and unprecedented in recent history. They are being forced to leave a key portion of their natural habitat, or face starvation!

  • Ensure that climate recovery efforts like renewable energy solutions do not adversely affect wildlife habitat. Renewable energy doesn’t have to destroy critical wildlife habitat. We will fight for responsible, low-impact development of renewable energy in states across the country!

  • Protect biodiversity. We’re calling on our nation’s leaders to roll out with a National Biodiversity Strategy, protect habitats like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and ensure adequate funding of wildlife saving laws like the Endangered Species Act.

You can make a real difference for wildlife by taking action. Protect the endangered species act by letting your Representatives know that wildlife and the environment are an important issue.

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