F923 howling in spring 2007, ©Interagency Field Team

All in a Weekend’s Work »

The Mexican gray wolf is the most endangered wolf subspecies in the world. Defenders is dedicated to ending the vicious cycle of livestock loss and predator removal that poses a barrier to their recovery.

Gray Wolf, © Joan Poor

A Tragic Blow to Oregon’s Wolves »

No other species has been removed from the state’s endangered species list with a population of fewer than 100 individuals statewide, or when they were still absent from a significant portion of their historic range.

View of Big Creek in Eastern Tennessee in the summer, ©Warren Sander

Fighting for Freshwater Wildlife »

The 287-acre Black Creek Mine would sit on vital habitat for several threatened and endangered species, including mussels, fish, turtles and more. These little freshwater species may not be the cuddliest, but they serve an important role in aquatic ecosystems, and Defenders is going to court to protect them.

An inspection of a legal shipment of wildlife pelts, ©J Hibbard/USFWS

Time to Crack Down on Wildlife Trafficking »

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is alarmingly under-equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade at and within our own borders. In addition to educating consumers and strengthening wildlife laws, we need to increase our law enforcement capacity to combat wildlife trafficking into and out of the country.