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Conservation Issue
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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Conservation Issue
For nearly 40 years, the ESA has helped prevent the extinction of our nation's wildlife. Now it needs protecting.

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Swift fox, © Kylie Paul/Defenders
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Nearly 17 years after we helped reintroduce swift foxes to the Montana plains, we’re setting up monitoring stations to see how and where these animals have spread – and where we might help them go next.
Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk
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Poachers are slaughtering endangered animals to fuel illegal international trade. You can help us shut down U.S. wildlife trafficking with your monthly gift today!
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Bring home something wild! You can help protect real animals in the wild with one of our symbolic wildlife adoptions.