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Wildlife refuges provide a safe place for threatened and endangered species, but sometimes they need protecting too.
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It’s one of the leading threats facing wildlife today. Find out what Defenders is doing to help.
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As we celebrate the anniversary of the Wilderness Act, our president reflects on the importance of wild lands both to humans and wildlife.

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