Climate Change

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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Habitat Conservation
Defenders of Wildlife is working to protect and strengthen the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only system of federal lands in the United States dedicated to wildlife conservation.
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