Climate Change

Hot Spots Around the Country

Across the country, wildlife is feeling the effects of climate change. Use our our interactive map to click your way across the country and see impacts of global warming being felt today, changes to expect tomorrow and what’s being done to help wildlife adapt to a warming world.

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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.
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.
Fact Sheet
Each spring, thousands of these shorebirds stop in the U.S. as they migrate from South America to the Canadian Arctic.