Defenders of Wildlife, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, works to protect native plant and animal species through various programs and activities. For a number of years, a major focus of Defenders of Wildlife’s work has been conserving and restoring wildlife habitats. In addition to promoting conservation policies at the state and national level, the organization partners with state agencies, private landowners, and other nonprofits in developing and implementing conservation plans to maintain important habitat areas for future generations.
Defenders of Wildlife also plays a key role in protecting wildlife refuges from threats posed by oil, gas, and other development projects. Currently, the organization is working to protect refuges in Alaska, North Carolina, and Florida. More information about Defenders’ conservation efforts and its other programs and activities can be found at www.defenders.org.
Wolves are just one of the many animals facing the risk of "delisting," which would make them vulnerable to states which even award prizes for killing them. Currently, Defenders of Wildlife is working to prevent the government from stipping imperiled species of needed protections from poaching and deliberate attempts at their extermination. Millions of animals, including wolves, are killed illegally in the wild every year.