Working On The Ground


Defenders of Wildlife works on the ground at the state and local level developing practical, innovative programs that protect and restore imperiled key species and their habitats and inform our national policy work.

We are widely recognized by our peers and policymakers for the effectiveness of our advocacy work, particularly with the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture and are known for being the most effective advocate for wildlife funding in the federal appropriations process. Our field offices enhance our credibility as a national organization that can deliver conservation results on the local level and our grassroots organizing strength compels action on behalf of a population segment that cannot act for itself – North America’s wildlife.