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Introducing Wildlife Nation with Jeff Corwin, airing every weekend starting October 2 on ABC stations nationwide.

Through the expertise of biologist and conservationist Jeff Corwin and Defenders of Wildlife, this new weekly series will educate and empower future generations to work together to preserve and protect the planet's most astounding creatures and their natural habitats.

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,” said Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO. “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.”

This weekend, join host Jeff Corwin on an adventure of discovery for two very different, yet very important species. First, Jeff explores the conservation success stories of the American crocodile and uncovers how a nuclear power station makes for an ideal crocodile nesting area; then join Jeff as he travels to Key Largo to find wild baby crocs under the cover of night. Next, Jeff investigates how climate change is impacting delicate coral reef ecosystems and what conservationists are doing to stop coral bleaching. Watch this week’s sneak peek below and check local listings for airtimes!

The Importance of Urban Wildlife Solutions

Unfortunately, the presence of wildlife in urban areas is often seen as a nuisance, pest or threat to human health and safety. To preserve our natural world, we need innovative solutions for urban wildlife conservation now more than ever – learn about some of the innovative solutions underway now.

Protect The Endangered Species Act

Let your representatives know that wildlife and the environment are an important issue! Take action and urge them to defend this landmark law and protect threatened and endangered species for generations to come.

Behind the Scenes

The Global Assault on Corals

As coral reefs worldwide face the risk of human-facilitated extinction, it is our responsibility to do what we can to reverse and mitigate the stresses we cause. Learn more in this blog!

Download the Southeast Junior Defender Workbook!

This printable workbook is filled with fun activities like word searches, games and coloring pages of animals that live in the Southeast!

Do You Know What You’re Buying?

Illegal wildlife products are harder to spot than you might think! Both coral and crocodile products were noted in wildlife trafficking data that our international team analyzed for a report published.

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"Adopt" Your Favorite Wildlife

Support Defenders of Wildlife in our mission to save endangered and imperiled species and the habitats they need to survive. Share your love of wildlife with friends and family today by symbolically adopting your favorite animal.

Adopt an Animal

After the Show

Our Work

Defenders of Wildlife works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife and habitats across North America. Learn more about what we do!

For The Family

Find ways that your family can help take care of the plants and animals in your backyard with our fun Junior Defender activities!


Save The Mighty Manatee!

The greatest long-term threat to Florida's beloved manatee is the loss of warm water habitat that they need to survive the winter. You can take action today by calling on Governor DeSantis to save this threatened species and restore the Ocklawaha River for Florida’s wildlife!

Speak Out

Wildlife and Wild Places