Climate Change
Coral reef, © Jim Maragos/USFWS
Polar bear, © Tom Schneider

Defenders in Action

Advancing Science for Wildlife >>
Good science lies at the heart of understanding how climate change will impact species and ecosystems, and how best to respond.

Shaping National Policy >>
Defenders of Wildlife supports a two-part national policy response to combating climate change and its impacts by addressing the root cause of climate change and safeguarding wildlife and ecosystems from climate change’s impacts.

Preparing for Climate Change >>
Defenders of Wildlife is working with wildlife and natural resource managers to develop climate change strategies to incorporate into their conservation plans.

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