Defenders in the Southeast
Florida Panther,  © SuperStock

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Newsroom
The latest articles about wildlife issues that may be of interest to those in the press.
Polar bear, © Tom Schneider
Conservation Issue
Climate change is now one of the leading threats to wildlife. Find out what Defenders is doing to help animals around the country survive in a warming planet.
alligator, © Dolores Rose
Fact Sheet
The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America. It has a large, dark (usually black), slightly rounded body and thick limbs. Unlike the crocodile, the alligator has a broad head.