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.

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.
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.
Sea Turtle, © Christina Albright-Mundy
This quick guide presents the illustrations of six species and one subspecies of sea turtles found in Mexico - (in English & Spanish).
The biodiversity of the Southeastern United States is threatened by the combination of the high number of imperiled species and high projected human population growth in the coming decades. Conservation planning for imperiled species requires identifying the areas where efforts are most likely to avert extinction.
“Our nation’s public lands are vast and varied. We need to take a close look at these resources to determine where it makes sense to develop renewable energy and – just as importantly – where it does not.”
scalloped hammerhead, © Terry Goss 2008/Marine Photobank
Illegal wildlife products come in all shapes and sizes, and enter the United States from all over the world. To better understand this illicit trade and identify tracking trends, we analyzed data on shipments denied entry to the U.S. from 2005 to 2014.

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