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Gray Timber Wolves in snow
Bill Maynard

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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From the Blog

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2018.9.24 - SE Recovery Area Trail Cam - Bear with bear cub walking through frame from right to left - Wildlands Network
February 20, 2024

A Safe Passage for Wildlife

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2009.12.18 - African Elephants - South Africa - Charles J. Sharp (CC BY 3.0 DEED)
February 14, 2024

For the Love of Animals

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2018.08.04 - Southern Resident Orcas play in Salish Sea - British Columbia, Canada - Richard Ellis - Alamy Stock Photo
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Sleepy Brown Bear Family in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Alaska
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Lisa Hupp, USFWS

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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Southern Resident Orca Calf

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to protect Southern Resident orcas under the state’s Endangered Species Act, responding to a February 2023 petition

Wildlife & Wild Places

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Bison in snow
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North Dakota Prairie
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Burrowing Owls