URGENT: Four Mexican gray wolves caught in leg traps in New Mexico. Many more leg hold traps, snares and poisons are found across the New Mexico landscape.

Will you chip in right now to help provide the resources we need to fight for these wolves – in the field, in court, and in Washington, D.C.?

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© Joseph C. Filer and Jason W. Filer

Combating Climate Change

Defending Climate Science

Defending Climate Science

Good science lies at the heart of understanding how climate change is impacting species and ecosystems, and how best to respond now and into the future. Our experts work with climate change scientists to ensure we have the best and most up-to-date data available to understand the impacts of climate change on wildlife and ecosystems and so we can address climate change effectively.

Understanding climate change impacts, modeling future projections, and crafting responses all require sophisticated science and observations. Much of this critically important work is conducted by federal agencies, and funding for those programs often comes under attack in Congress. Defenders is a leading advocate seeking responsible funding for programs that work to better understand and combat climate change. Our team on Capitol Hill reacts swiftly and powerfully to any legislative attempts to undercut support for this vital work.

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