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

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.

California tiger salamander, © Adam Clause

Salamanders in the Hot Seat »

The U.S. has more species of salamanders than any other place in the world. Yet these animals face a growing number of serious threats. Learn more and find out what you can do at home to help.