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Defenders of Wildlife

Posts By: Defenders of Wildlife

hawksbill sea turtle, © Jim Abernathy/NGS

Make A Difference for the World’s Wildlife »

The United States is one of the largest consumers of both legal and illegal wildlife in the world, and the role that it plays in combating wildlife trafficking is crucial. That means that we as a nation – and YOU as a consumer – have the power to make a major impact for wildlife. In this, as in so many things, knowledge is power. Do you know enough about this trade to make a difference?

Grizzly Bear Yellowstone, ©Sandy Sisti

The Grizzly at my Door »

Last week, we shared an interview with Patti Sowka of the Living with Wildlife Foundation and the IUCN Bear Specialist Group Human Bear Conflict Expert Team, in which she gave us an inside look at what it takes for a product to be officially “bear-resistant.” Today, we have the story of the encounter that drove Patti to pursue a career in making it possible for bears and people to share the same landscape.