What is Defenders of Wildlife?

When wildlife is in danger, they can’t speak up for themselves—so we speak for them. Defenders of Wildlife deploys a wide range of tools and tactics, from policy analyses and advocacy, to litigation, innovative science and technology programs and field conservation. Every Defenders program aligns with or contributes to at least one of three broad imperatives:

-Prevent species and their habitats from becoming imperiled.
-Protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats.
-Restore the health of vulnerable species and their habitats.

Why they are Awesome

  • Defenders of Wildlife have done 100+ collaboration projects to prevent conflicts with grizzly bears and wolves in the West, including range riders, electric fencing and bear-resistant garbage containers.

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