Heidi Ridgley

Editor of Defenders Magazine
Heidi Ridgley is editor of Defenders magazine, covering some of the country’s most imperiled wildlife species, what Defenders of Wildlife and conservationists are doing to ensure their survival and ways that everyone can make a difference.

Posts By: Heidi Ridgley

Red wolf, © B. Bartel/USFWS

Going, Going….Gone? »

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has all but abandoned red wolves in North Carolina. This means certain extinction in the wild for a critically endangered wolf species that exists in the wild nowhere else on the planet.

Mother sea otter and pup, © Manuel Balesteri

Welcome to the World! »

If you’re a wildlife lover—and we know you are—one of the best things about spring is that newly born wild animals have begun making their first forays into the world.