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.

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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.

Outlines the funding levels Defenders of Wildlife is advocating for in Fiscal Year 2014 for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Geological Survey, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Describes the funding cuts included in the the FY 2014 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill drafted by the House Appropriations Committee and outlines the impact of these cuts on wildlife.
Conflicts between people and wildlife pose a serious challenge to conservation. We need long-term solutions that allow people and wildlife to coexist.
Tools and techniques to prevent conflicts with wildlife.
Howling wolf, © Joan Poor
The Wood River Wolf Project uses nonlethal tools and methods to reduce wolf depredation on livestock.
When sea ice melts, polar bears are forced to look for food on land, a search that is increasingly bringing them into contact - and conflict - with people.
Grizzly and cubs, © Sam Parks
The biggest factor affecting grizzly bear recovery is human-related mortality. Defenders works with landowners, ranchers, government agencies and other partners to find solutions to these conflicts.
The southwestern United States are home to two predators struggling to regain their footing in their historic habitat: Jaguars and Mexican gray wolves. Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to ending the vicious cycle of livestock loss and predator removal that poses a barrier to the recovery of these animals.
As human communities encroach on Florida's remaining wild lands, people are coming into closer and closer contact with wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther.