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

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Signed into law in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) aspires to prevent extinction, recover imperiled plants and animals, and protect the ecosystems on which they depend. For a basic overview of what the ESA does, read this Endangered Species Act primer.
The Fish and Wildlife Service urgently needs to better understand and incorporate climate change and sea level rise implications into its land acquisition planning to avoid investments that will ultimately be literally underwater.
Fiscal Year 2014 budget priorities as outlined by Defenders of Wildlife and other green group organizations.
Shark identification guide including fins, for the region of the Atlantic in South America.
Shark identification guide including fins, for the region of the Pacific in South America.
Shark identification guide including fins, for the region of Mexico, Central America and the Pacific.
This white paper explains the problems with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's recent decision to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard and recommends improvements to Service regulations and procedures to address these problems. Our recommendations are extremely relevant to the upcoming decisions on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken, greater sage grouse, and other species on the candidate list under the Endangered Species Act.
Use this ID card to learn how to identify wolverines and the tracks they leave behind.
Shark identification guide for 38 species in the region of Mexico and the Caribbean.
This white paper is the first in a series laying out Defenders of Wildlife’s vision for improving implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The paper describes some of our core values on endangered species conservation and our priorities for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the ESA.

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