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.


This report details current legislative attacks on America’s imperiled plants and animals and assesses how each one would eviscerate wildlife conservation efforts.
Money Flies: The Economic Value of Birdwatching Ecotourism. This report details the economic boon that birdwatching provides in Mexico.
This report is the first comprehensive study of the frog leg market ever conducted and reveals an industry rife with serious environmental consequences. Billions of frogs are harvested each year for human consumption, which has led to the decline of many wild frog populations and has put many amphibians at risk from the spread of disease and invasive species.
Appendix B provides trade data referenced in ESA petition.
Appendix A provides trade data referenced in ESA petition.
Executive summary for the petition to list the African Lion as Endangered
Learn more about the petition to list African lions under the Endangered Species Act.
Letter from Defenders President urging a ban on the use of the deadly carbofuran toxin that is killing lions in Africa.
The sperm whale is the most abundant large whale residing year-round in the Gulf of Mexico - one of the busiest, most industrialized bodies of water in the world. In addition to the hazards posed by shipping traffic, commercial fishing and fossil-fuel exploration and extraction, sperm whales in the Gulf are faced with a new threat: oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.