Defenders in the Northwest
Sage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region

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Fact Sheet
Peregrine falcons are the fastest-flying birds in the world – they are able to dive at 200 miles per hour.
Fact Sheet
The American black bear is the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability.
Polar bear, © Tom Schneider
Conservation Issue
Climate change is now one of the leading threats to wildlife. Find out what Defenders is doing to help animals around the country survive in a warming planet.