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The Department of the Interior (DOI) is trying to prematurely strip Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from nearly all gray wolves in the lower 48 states. This could be a death sentence for wolves!
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.