Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.

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Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk
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Poachers are slaughtering endangered animals to fuel illegal international trade. You can help us shut down U.S. wildlife trafficking with your monthly gift today!
alligator, © Susan Pantuso
On the Blog
Wildlife trafficking in the United States is incredibly complex. Our experts looked at years of data to determine the true scope of what enters this country and from where.
Ensatina salamander, © Tiffany Yap
In the Magazine
Cats and dogs steal the show when it comes to most-loved pets, but American households also hold their share of salamanders.