Introducing Wildlife Nation!

Learn more and watch a sneak preview of this new weekly series with biologist and conservationist Jeff Corwin and Defenders of Wildlife.

What Tracks Will You Leave Behind?

Leave a legacy gift to Defenders to protect the wildlife and wild places you love for generations to come.


Make a Difference for Wildlife

Up to a million species are facing extinction - some within the next decade - unless we take immediate action to save them. You can be a part of the solution for endangered species: support efforts to protect the wild right now.

Our Strategy

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. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

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From the Blog

Brown bear family, sow with cubs at Halo Bay, Katmai NP Alaska
Image Credit
Hank Berry

Our Work & Impact

of old-growth habitat removed from a proposed timber sale in Tongass National Forest after the U.S. Forest Service heeded our objections, protecting thousands of acres of habitat for wolves, bears and more.
highly imperiled wild scarlet macaws now live in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Mexico—the second-largest wild population of this highly imperiled bird—after we helped release 27 more.
collaboration projects to prevent conflicts with grizzly bears and wolves in the West, including range riders, electric fencing and bear-resistant garbage containers.


Martha Williams
Washington, D.C.

Martha Williams Confirmed as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

Martha Williams was confirmed as director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife and former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1997-2001), issued a statement.

Wildlife & Wild Places

Bison in snow
North Dakota Prairie
Burrowing Owls