Explore the Issues

© Becky Gregory
Conservation Issue
For nearly 40 years, the ESA has helped prevent the extinction of our nation's wildlife. Now it needs protecting.
© Laura Vosejpka
Learn More
It’s one of the leading threats facing wildlife today. Find out what Defenders is doing to help.
© Corbis
Learn More
Our California office advocates for smart planning of renewable energy projects to fight climate change while protecting wildlife.

You may also be interested in:

Wolverine, ©DESIGN PICS INC/National Geographic Creative
On the Blog
This citizen science project in Bitterroot National Forest collected data on all kinds of forest creatures, including the elusive wolverine.
© Eilish Palmer
Wildlife Guardians
Just 40¢ a day will help protect America’s Wildlife. Join us!
Support Our Work
Bring home something wild! You can help protect real animals in the wild with one of our symbolic wildlife adoptions.