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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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.
Rescue at Toad Mountain: Conservationists race to save Panamanian frogs from extinction
Can We Save Lions?: These iconic predators—who once ruled from the southern tip of Africa all the way to northwestern India—are at risk of extinction by 2020.
Defenders of Wildlife’s 2010 photo contest winners. The grand-prize photo won a tour to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks with expert wildlife photographer Jess Lee.
These tough predators will battle grizzlies, but they're no match for climate change.