Climate Change
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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Fact Sheet
Known as "prairie ghosts" because they are so elusive, the Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) is the fastest land mammal in North America. Smaller and lighter in color than other pronghorn subspecies, it is uniquely adapted for survival in harsh arid conditions.
Where We Work
Alaska remains one of the last pristine wilderness areas in the country. Defenders of Wildlife is committed to keeping it that way.
Legislation
Climate change poses one of the single greatest threats to wildlife and to the conservation efforts we have undertaken to date.