Defenders of Wildlife

  • Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife works with state and local policy makers, in the courts, and on the ground to develop practical, innovative programs that protect and restore key species and habitats and safeguard biodiversity. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community.