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Every animal needs a home. Defenders is working to protect wildlife habitats so each species has space to thrive.
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Defenders is teaching people across the U.S. how to coexist with wildlife, keeping people and species safer.
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For nearly 40 years, the ESA has helped prevent the extinction of our nation's wildlife.

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