Defenders in Washington, DC
US Capitol Building, © Architect of the Capitol

Washington, DC

From our headquarters in Washington, D.C., Defenders works directly with federal agencies, members of Congress, and other government officials to advocate on behalf of wildlife and wild places across the U.S. and around the world.

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Wildlife from Washington D.C.

  • Meeting regularly with members of Congress to provide information and expertise on key wildlife issues.

  • Encouraging members of Congress to speak out against legislative attacks on wildlife, public lands, and the Endangered Species Act.

  • Pressing for funding for key wildlife programs administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies.

  • Advocating across the country in all levels of the federal court system for the protection of imperiled species and ecosystems.

  • Collaborating with federal agencies on key issues that impact wildlife, providing our expertise as well as clear data with which to make wildlife management decisions.

  • Researching ways to make wildlife conservation policies more efficient, helping limited conservation dollars go farther, and making it easier for the public to comply with regulations.

Meet Our Team

Bob Dreher
Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs and General Counsel

Robert Dewey
Vice President of Government Relations 

Nancy Gloman
Vice President of Field Conservation Programs

Ya-Wei Li
Vice President of Endangered Species Conservation

Mark Salvo
Vice President of Landscape Conservation

Jared Saylor
Vice President of Communications

Mike Senatore
Vice President of Conservation Law & Policy

Contact Us  

1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 682-9400