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polar bears, © Daniel Hatch
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Defenders of Wildlife is partnering with the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to sponsor students to perform polar bear research in Alaska.
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Meet Defenders
Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Job Opportunities
Defenders has multiple job openings available. Apply today!

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Manta Ray, © Jones/Shimlock-Secret Sea Visions
In the Magazine
When a manta ray weighs as much as a Toyota Prius and has a 23-foot-wide wingspan—twice the size of the largest bird—calling it “giant” is an understatement.
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