Some of America’s most iconic wildlife including hundreds of rare and endangered species find haven in the wildlife refuges, national parks, national forests and state land that are designated across Alaska.
Encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the Northwest region’s diverse landscapes extend from the marine waters and old growth forests of the Pacific Coast to the Cascade Mountains to the arid high desert of the interior basins and its plateaus.
The Rocky Mountains are home to some of North America’s most iconic species, such as grizzly bears, gray wolves, elk, mule deer, lynx, and wolverines. The adjacent Great Plains were once America’s Serengeti: an endless sea of grass supporting abundant wildlife.
The Southeast is home to an incredible array of wildlife, and the variety of landscapes it encompasses – from the Florida Everglades to the forests of North Carolina – makes for an equally awe-inspiring variety of habitats.
The Southwest encompasses the southern Rocky Mountains, the Sky Islands, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, international borderlands, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, and the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers.
Unrelenting pressure from some commercial and political interests continue to threaten landmark conservation laws and imperiled wildlife across the country.
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With the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases, the announced closure of public services and most importantly, concern for the health and safety of our employees, we have begun mandatory teleworking organization-wide until further notice. Rest assured that we are on top of it and committed to continuing to protect wildlife and their habitats no matter what challenges we face. Thank you and stay healthy. - Jamie Rappaport Clark, President & CEO Defenders of Wildlife