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Defenders of Wildlife

Working since 1947 to save America’s precious wild animals and threatened habitat for our children and future generations through education, citizen action, and scientific research.
1130 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-4604
Phone: (800) 385-9712 |

Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.  Our vision: Diverse wildlife populations in North America are secure and thriving, sustained by a network of healthy lands and waters.  We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community.

Defenders employs education, litigation, research, legislation and advocacy to defend wildlife and its habitat. In each program area, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, attorneys, wildlife specialists and educators works to promote multi-faceted solutions to wildlife problems.

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