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With leading scientists increasingly sounding the alarm about the biodiversity crisis, one that threatens the extinction of nearly a million species in the coming decades, the need for decisive action has never been greater.  This Endangered Species Day, and every day, we must fulfill our promises to protect and preserve all the species that share this planet with us. 

Protect the World’s Most Endangered Animals This Endangered Species Day

Join Defenders of Wildlife as we celebrate Endangered Species Day and share the stories of some of the world’s most endangered animals.  

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A Look Back at 50 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Check out the animals and plants helped by the ESA and showcased in our 50th anniversary celebration! 

Connected by Culture

In his essay written for Defenders' Winter 2022 magazine, prominent ecologist Carl Safina delves into the role culture plays in helping species stay resilient in a changing world.

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...the ESA is our best tool to protect biodiversity and prevent extinction. But it needs people like you and me, leading with advocacy, demanding accountability, and ensuring it is adequately funded…. ~Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO

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The Endangered Species Act: Why It Matters

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