"The mission of Wildlife Nation is to inspire audiences through powerful journeys of discovery and adventure, celebrating the Herculean effort to save America’s natural heritage that belongs to all of us!"

Jeff Corwin
Washington, D.C.

Defenders of Wildlife and Litton Entertainment today announced the launch of Wildlife Nation with Jeff Corwin, a new tv show airing every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide. Premiering on October 2, 2021, the new weekly series will feature conservationist Jeff Corwin and Defenders of Wildlife in action, highlighting the remarkable wildlife of North America and the inspiring partners working together to save them from the brink of extinction. 

“At Defenders of Wildlife, we recognize that an exciting and important television show like this has the power to inspire, educate and drive change,” said Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO. “Wildlife Nation shines light on our country’s spectacular wildlife and the real and achievable solutions for conservation, from your backyard to the most remote wild places. We are excited to partner with Jeff Corwin, a longtime supporter of Defenders’ mission, to showcase conservation heroes in action as they work tirelessly with us to defend and restore wildlife across the nation.”

Embarking on these weekly journeys, filled with adventure and discovery, rooted in science and conservation, viewers will experience the heroic conservation efforts involving species such as manatees, black-footed ferrets, peregrine falcons, sea turtles and many more. Stunning wildlife photography and unforgettable stories will unfold as Jeff engages in hands-on efforts to protect and restore amazing species and the habitat they depend on. These stories will engage and inspire environmental stewards across the country to ensure our precious natural heritage is thriving for future generations to come.

“After nearly three decades of bringing audiences along with me on adventures to explore the most amazing animals around the globe, it’s always been my dream to create a show focused directly on the remarkable wildlife right here in our backyard,” said Jeff Corwin. “Thanks to the amazing team at Litton Entertainment, who I’ve worked with for years on multiple award-winning series, for making this dream come true. I’m so proud that Wildlife Nation and my longtime partners at Defenders of Wildlife will bring viewers closer than ever to the work being done to save endangered animals and their habitats in North America. This is as personal as it gets for me because today we face unprecedented challenges for the future of nature and, in some cases, pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. The mission of Wildlife Nation is to inspire audiences through powerful journeys of discovery and adventure, celebrating the Herculean effort to save America’s natural heritage that belongs to all of us!”

Learn more about the show on the Defenders website.

Defenders of Wildlife is celebrating 75 years of protecting all native animals and plants in their natural communities. With a nationwide network of nearly 2.2 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit defenders.org/newsroom and follow us on Twitter @Defenders.

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