Wildlife Defense

For their sakes…and our own

Certainly wildlife rescue, defense, and conservation are driven by the human desire to value life. Add to this critically important aspect the sure knowledge that the destruction of the delicately interwoven web of a healthy ecology is ultimately the end of all – the human animal included.













Predator Defense documentary “detailing the secretive killings of the Wildlife Services, a department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which kills more than one million coyotes, bears, otters, foxes, birds and other animals each year without any requirement to disclose its activities to the public.” Read more at EcoWatch.com.





Protecting Endangered SpeciesProtecting Endangered Species






Born Free

Born FreeThe Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son Will Travers OBE, the charity’s President. Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering, rescue individuals and protect species.



Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Biological DiversityAt the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.




defOfWildFounded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves as the anchor for our organizational values.


Defenders’ approach is direct and straightforward – We protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and promoting innovative solutions – and this approach makes a lasting difference for wildlife and its habitat.



Earth Justice

Earth Justice - because the earth needs a good lawyerEARTHJUSTICE FAST FACTS

Did you know? We’ve provided legal representation at no cost to more than 1000 clients, from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Wilderness Society to community-based coalitions. Here are some more facts about us:

  • Founded in 1971 as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
  • Name changed to Earthjustice in 1997
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, CA
  • Number of employees: ~180
  • President: Trip Van Noppen





We are writers, students, professionals, activists and citizens. We aim to provide the important news, policy and analysis intended to arm people with the information and tools necessary to force change in the unsustainable status quo.


What We Do


We are concerned that our health and resources are being threatened by government neglect and corporate malfeasance.We are frustrated with many of our leaders in both the public and private sectors who are not taking the necessary steps to alter this untenable course. We aim to promote discussion, analysis and ultimately change regarding the most pressing issues facing our society today.


How You Can Help


Please help us force change by signing and sharing our petitions and joining in the discussion with your comments. There is, of course, no need to agree with the authors of any petitions or other commenters, but please be constructive and respectful.




idaFounded in 1983 by Dr. Elliot Katz DVM, In Defense of Animals is an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.


We are supported by a network of tens of thousands of determined activists, dedicated volunteers, interns and donors. We work to expose and end animal experimentation; protect wildlife and restore balance in their natural habitats; end the exploitation and abuse of wild species living in captivity, protect domestic and wild species worldwide from abuse and slaughter for food, conduct cruelty investigations and rescue operations, and provide veterinary care for sick, abused and orphaned animals in our natural habitat sanctuaries.


Be sure to check the main page for updates on emergency needs!





The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds and flyways on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems.


Over the past 40 years, ICF has developed unique collaborations and led effective community-based conservation programs, important research projects and innovative captive breeding and reintroduction efforts. These efforts have inspired international cooperation, helped improve livelihoods for people around the world, and lead to the protection of millions of acres of wetlands and grasslands on the five continents where cranes live.


In the United States, ICF advances efforts to better understand our native Sandhill Cranes, while helping reduce conflicts between cranes and farmers, and is working to restore a migratory population of the endangered Whooping Cranes to help protect this species from extinction.



World Animal Foundation

By 2025 as many as one fifth of all animal species may be lost, gone forever. In recent times, hundreds of species have become extinct as a result of human activities:


Habitat destruction by logging; ever-encroaching human settlement; pollution of water, soil, and air; unmanaged fishing that exhausts fish stocks; and illegal hunting to supply the demand for skins, hides, traditional medicines, food, and tourist souvenirs all threatens species’ existence.


Extinction is forever. We must act now. Time is running out.






wcsThe Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.


Since our founding, we have forged the power of our global conservation work and the management of our five parks in New York City to create the world’s most comprehensive conservation organization. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo.


With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods. While taking on these issues, we manage more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the world, with more than 200 scientists on staff.




natureConservThe Nature Conservancy

Every day, decisions are made at the local, state and national levels that affect the health and safety of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. The Conservancy works with government officials and partners to support public policies that protect our lands and waters so the next generations of Americans can build secure and rewarding lives.


You can help the Conservancy by taking action in support of conservation-based legislation and policies that affect all of our lives, not just today, but for generations to come.




Take PartTakePart is a leading source of socially relevant news, features, opinion, entertainment and information – all focused on the issues that shape our lives. We’re also a community of people compelled to take action!


At the heart of everything we do is a belief that a story well told can change the world. That’s why our mission is singular: To inspire and accelerate social change by connecting content to social action.


Just think: Every day, millions of people read stories around the web that make them wish they could do something about the issue they just learned about. That’s where the TakePart Take Action button comes in. It matches inspiring content to relevant and credible actions you can take to make a difference. We’ve partnered with the leading organizations across dozens of fields to deliver trustworthy actions intended for real good.


So click it, will ya? You’re already ‘liking’ and ‘tweeting’ stuff! One ‘Take Action’ click and you’re well on your way to spreading an even bigger message; one that helps make the world a better place.
The Sierra ClubThe Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 2.1 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.




Natural Resources Defense CouncilNRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.


The New York Times calls us “One of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups.” The National Journal says we’re “A credible and forceful advocate for stringent environmental protection.” Our dedicated staff work with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today.






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