Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.
Use the dropdown boxes below to find publications related to specific animals, conservation issues, and regions.
When sea ice melts, polar bears are forced to look for food on land, a search that is increasingly bringing them into contact - and conflict - with people.
The biggest factor affecting grizzly bear recovery is human-related mortality. Defenders works with landowners, ranchers, government agencies and other partners to find solutions to these conflicts.
The southwestern United States are home to two predators struggling to regain their footing in their historic habitat: Jaguars and Mexican gray wolves. Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to ending the vicious cycle of livestock loss and predator removal that poses a barrier to the recovery of these animals.
As human communities encroach on Florida's remaining wild lands, people are coming into closer and closer contact with wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther.
This companion document to the full Places for Wolves report explains Defenders' vision for continued wolf restoration and recovery, including the science behind our goals for wolves and our plan of action for achieving them.
The newest update of Places for Wolves details the history of wolves in the lower 48 states and Defenders' role in the restoration and recovery of wolves. It also explains the vital role that wolves play in the ecosystem, and their cultural and economic importance.
Senator Ron Wyden has filed an amendment (SB1318) to the Senate’s immigration reform bill that would address the terrible impacts the Real ID Act of 2005 has had on the lands, wildlife and the people who live along the border. His amendment removes sections in the bill that allow for excess border fencing, provide unnecessary exemptions from NEPA and dozens of other laws that protect wildlife, antiquities and important landscapes and grant Border Patrol immediate access to all Federal lands within 100 miles of the border in Arizona.
Immigration reform doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment. Evidence shows that walls along the U.S.-Mexico border do not improve border security or address immigration problems. However, they are very effective at wasting taxpayer dollars, and having severely detrimental effects on wildlife and the environment.
Conservation Community's Principles and Recommendations for Strengthening the Farm Bill Conservation Title »
This document outlines the priorities for improving the conservation title of the Farm Bill as agreed to by an extensive group of regional, national and international conservation organizations.
Our National Forests contain some of the most exceptional natural places in the United States, with immeasurable recreational, scientific, ecological, and cultural value. In February 2013 the U.S. Forest Service released proposed directives to guide implementation of the new Planning Rule for the National Forest System.