Defenders of Wildlife is working to advance wildlife conservation, with a focus on addressing the growing biodiversity and climate crises. Addressing these planet-wide challenges is best accomplished through collaboration and engagement of people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives working together to find sustainable solutions to these urgent crises.
Defenders of Wildlife is deeply committed to fostering a positive, inclusive and safe workplace where all voices are heard, and our employees can do their best work. It is essential that our organization is vibrant, and staff are engaged as we focus on our vital biodiversity conservation mission during these challenging societal times. The skilled, talented and dedicated employees who work at Defenders and their passion for saving nature and supporting people is exactly what we need to win the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change. It is this same passion that has led to successful conservation outcomes for wildlife over the years.
Defenders of Wildlife respects Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of the land, waters and wildlife of North America. Wildlife thrives when the traditions, values and knowledge of all communities are valued and honored. Defenders of Wildlife is committed to building collaborative relationships with communities that have historically been marginalized. We endeavor to be allies and partners to the Tribes and Tribal members with whom we work and incorporate traditional ecological knowledge into our work in an equitable and responsible manner. We are committed to valuing and incorporating the guidance, concerns and priorities of Indigenous Peoples in our work across the country.