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Defenders of Wildlife

Posts By: Defenders of Wildlife

Black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul/Defenders

Endangered Species Day »

It’s Endangered Species Day! A day that is both somber and, at the same time, celebratory. Defenders has a long history (71 years!) of protecting North America’s native wildlife. Founded in 1947, Defenders has been focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity from the beginning. We believe in the inherent… Read more »

Borderlands: Communities of Hope »

California condor. Mexican long-nosed bat. Sonoran pronghorn. Mexican gray wolf. These are iconic, imperiled species of the American Southwest and northeastern Mexico. They are truly binational — their survival depends on cross-border habitat and coordinated recovery partnerships between U.S. and Mexican agencies, NGOs and individuals. In the long-term, these and other species must be able to freely… Read more »

Borderlands: Divide and Conquer »

There’s a reason “divide and conquer” has remained a tried-and-true strategy for millennia — it works. Unfortunately for conservation hotspots on the U.S.-Mexico border — identified in Defenders’ groundbreaking report In the Shadow of the Border Wall — the border wall will divide habitats, driving already imperiled species towards extinction. Human activities are already endangering nature in the borderlands. Excessive water use,… Read more »

Borderlands: Biological Hotspots »

A border wall would devastate wildlife in the U.S. and Mexico. Defenders’ ground-breaking new report In the Shadow of the Wall explains how the wall would affect five critical conservation hotspots — areas with great biodiversity and immense investment in protected lands. These are the last refuges for many imperiled border species already under assault from overgrazing, exotic species,… Read more »