Publications

Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.

Use the dropdown boxes below to find publications related to specific animals, conservation issues, and regions.

The mutually beneficial relationship between the ESA and our national parks will benefit our nation for generations to come — if the ESA maintains its current strong protections for the threatened and endangered plants and animals who call America’s national parks home.
To better understand wildlife trafficking from Latin America (Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America) to the United States, Defenders of Wildlife reviewed 10 years of data on seizures of wildlife and wildlife parts and products from the Law Enforcement Management Information System (LEMIS) Trade Database managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
A CITES shipment must be considered legal only when it is accompanied by a permit issued by the Management Authority of the exporting country, after making the Legal Acquisition Finding and receiving the Non-Detriment Finding from the Scientific Authority. This document provides guidance recommendations for CITES Authorities to issue an export, import or re-export CITES permit.
Shark newsletter includes news from around the world on the status, international trade and new regulations for sharks and mantas.
Tongass National Forest, © Corey Case/USFS
With this letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, 100 conservation groups across the country urged the Department of Agriculture to reject a petition filed by the state of Alaska to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The Roadless Rule is a landmark conservation regulation that protects about 58 million acres of remaining roadless areas in the national forest system.
From the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border passes through regions rich in biological diversity and communities engaged in conservation. For decades, U.S. and Mexican agencies, nonprofits, universities and ranchers, retirees and others have teamed up to restore rivers, streams, forests, grasslands and at-risk wildlife, to keep habitat linkages intact and to protect large natural areas.
The 2,000-mile u.s.-mexico border passes through several conservation hotspots, including two in Arizona, the Sonoran Desert and the Sky Islands. These are areas important to endangered and threatened species and other wildlife and in which the United States and Mexico have significant investments in conservation lands and collaborative projects.
The 2,000-mile u.s.-mexico border passes through several conservation hotspots where the United States and Mexico have significant investments in conservation lands and collaborative projects to protect endangered and threatened species and other wildlife. Texas has two hotspots: the Big Bend area along the Rio Grande to the west and the Lower Rio Grande Valley on the Gulf Coast in the east.

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