Publications

Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.

Use the dropdown boxes below to find publications related to specific animals, conservation issues, and regions.

Whitetip Shark
This bi-annual newsletter is prepared by the co-chairs of the Species Survival Network Shark Working group, Alejandra Goyenechea (Defenders of Wildlife) and Rebecca Regnery (Humane Society International). The newsletter provides a summary of the latest international and regional shark news, and an analysis of the latest actions and regulations regarding sharks.
Polar Bear
North American species feeling the effects of climate change
Defenders has been working to conserve jaguars in Mexico and the United States for more than a decade. In Mexico, we played a major role in creating, supporting and guiding the Northern Jaguar Project, which works to sustain the most northern known breeding population of jaguars in the Americas.
Polar bear © Josef Friedhuber/iStock
This white paper evaluates every section 4(d) rule issued under the Endangered Species Act through May 2016. It also describes Defenders' position on the use of those rules and recommendations for better ways to implement the rules.
Manta ray, © Konstantin Tkachenko/Marine Photobank
Defenders provides you with our co-sponsored newly-published book on Freshwater rays (Potamotrygonidae), where you will find exquisite details of the latest research from Carlos Lasso (Humboldt Institute from Colombia) on these magnificent and forgotten species in the mega-diverse countries of South America. Freshwater rays have been a topic of discussion in CITES since 2004 and, in 2016, Colombia and Brazil listed some species of the Family in Appendix III.
Defenders of Wildlife’s Predator-Resistant Enclosure Program works with rural residents and small livestock owners in southwest Florida to build predator-resistant pens or to retrofit existing enclosures. Diligent use of a predator-resistant enclosure is an effective way to keep domestic animals safe from predators.
Grizzly with cub, © Natalie Shuttleworth
Do you know how to play smart in bear country? Print out this handy ID card to bring with you on hikes, camping trips and more.
Grizzly with cub, © Natalie Shuttleworth
Recent polling finds that voters in Washington state overwhelmingly view grizzly bears as a vital part of America's wilderness and natural heritage, support efforts to help the population in the North Cascades to recovery, and believe that those efforts should be science-based and led by expert biologists.
Polar bears, © Joan Cambray
Climate change poses profound challenges to human and natural communities that are already seriously threatened by habitat loss, overexploitation of resources and pollution. Understanding what we know about climate change and its impacts, what we still need to learn and what we can do to address the impacts effectively is essential to protecting species, habitats and future generations
© Ed Gullekson
This bi-annual newsletter is prepared by the co-chairs of the Species Survival Network Shark Working group, Alejandra Goyenechea (Defenders of Wildlife) and Rebecca Regnery (Humane Society International). The newsletter provides a summary of the latest international and regional shark news, and an analysis of the latest actions and regulations regarding sharks.

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