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Every animal needs a home. Defenders is working to protect wildlife habitats so each species has space to thrive.
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Defenders is teaching people across the U.S. how to coexist with wildlife, keeping people and species safer.

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With one jaguar back in the U.S., and plans to move conservation forward, could we soon see a real return of this long-absent native species?
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