Tricolored bat, © Ann Froschauer/USFWS
White-nose syndrome, habitat loss and other threats are pushing tricolored bats to the edge.
Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk
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Silky shark, © Alex Chernikh/Wikicommons
We need to protect sharks from the devastating impacts of international trade.

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Wolf pups, © Joel Sartore/
As the attacks on our nation’s wildlife continue, we need to raise $200,000 by July 31 to fight for wildlife species that are unable to defend themselves. Defend wildlife by giving today!
Orca, © Tory Kallman
June is Orca Month – and the Pacific Northwest is celebrating the Southern Resident orca – the most endangered community of resident killer whales in the world.
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