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Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a national leader in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.

Mission: Defenders is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

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