Defenders Magazine

With engaging stories and spectacular photography, Defenders of Wildlife's magazine provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at what biologists and conservationists are doing to protect imperiled wild animals and plants.

Our magazine also offers tips on how readers and their families can learn more about native wildlife and join in efforts to save endangered species.

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Visions of Wilderness: See the winners of Defenders of Wildlife’s annual photo contest.
A Bird’s Eye View: They can fly but many bird species can’t hide from global climate change. Find out what’s happening and what needs to be done.
Rescue at Toad Mountain: Conservationists race to save Panamanian frogs from extinction
Can We Save Lions?: These iconic predators—who once ruled from the southern tip of Africa all the way to northwestern India—are at risk of extinction by 2020.
Defenders of Wildlife’s 2010 photo contest winners. The grand-prize photo won a tour to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks with expert wildlife photographer Jess Lee.
These tough predators will battle grizzlies, but they're no match for climate change.
In Alaska's war on predators, politics trumps science.
Roads and development spell trouble for Florida's panthers.
We are in Xochimilco, a lively, outdoor market in Mexico City, where this woman is running a puesto, or stand for selling animals. She has stacks of animals in cages all around her, like walls of living creatures. In her cages are yellow-cheeked Amazons and orange-fronted parakeets—native Mexican parrots, caught in the wild. She doesn't want me to photograph them because they are illegal.
[L]ike much of the nearly 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico, the lower valley of the Rio Grande is being eroded and divided by roads, barriers and other infrastructure related to the construction of a border wall.

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