Defenders Magazine

With engaging stories and spectacular photography, Defenders of Wildlife's magazine provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at what biologists and conservationists are doing to protect imperiled wild animals and plants.

Our magazine also offers tips on how readers and their families can learn more about native wildlife and join in efforts to save endangered species.

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Some of Pam Hartman’s earliest childhood recollections involve running around with a Kodak Brownie camera in her hand. Her lifelong passion for photography paid off when this photo of a mother polar bear and cubs garnered more than 12,000 online votes in Defenders’ annual photo contest.
Times are hard for sea turtles, but it’s not too late to save them.
The Heat Is On: Is climate change causing the Arctic food chain to unravel?
New coexistence work, protections for sea turtles, the return of bison to the great plains, and more await in the new issue.
Patience, patience, patience. That is what James Yule—grand prize winner of Defenders of Wildlife’s 2012 photo contest—says was the key to his success in photographing this baby bear cub riding on its mother’s back.
Shoring Up the Red Knot: Conservationists rush to save a bird on the brink.
A Beautiful Bay: The call for permanent protection continues in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, where offshore drilling threatens wildlife and a way of life.
No Home on the Range: America’s only true bison herd needs more room to roam—and now there’s hope they may find it in Montana.
Visions of Wilderness: See the winners of Defenders of Wildlife’s annual photo contest.
A Bird’s Eye View: They can fly but many bird species can’t hide from global climate change. Find out what’s happening and what needs to be done.