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America's Wolves At Risk
The proposal to strip protections from most wolves across the lower 48 states has left many shocked and angry. Help spread the word by sharing this video today http://dfnd.us/1390clt
Views: 51473 defendersofwildlife
Your WildLifeStyle Tip: Toad-Friendly Yard
Toads just love to eat plant-destroying insects, making them a great addition for any garden. In this video, Defenders' Cindy Hoffman demonstrates how to attract these amazing amphibians to YOUR backyard. For more great tips on how to improve your WildLifeStyle, visit http://www.defenders.org/wildlifestyle.
Views: 15299 defendersofwildlife
The Return of the Bison (Full Version)
On March 19, 2012, about 60 genetically pure bison were relocated from a quarantine facility outside Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in eastern Montana. The long-awaited move marks the historic homecoming of wild bison to an important part of their historic range on the Great Plains. For more on the history of bison and their recovery, visit http://www.defenders.org/american-bison/american-bison-101
Views: 23493 defendersofwildlife
How To Install an Electric Fence to Prevent Bear Conflicts
Do you live in bear country? This instructional video walks you through the basics of how to build a bear-resistant electric fence. Properly installed bear-resistant electric fencing is a simple and effective way to protect the attractants found in your backyard and reduce conflicts with bears and other wildlife. For more information, visit http://www.defenders.org/gotgrizzlies
Views: 11971 defendersofwildlife
Fort Peck Bison Release
Defenders' Jonathan Proctor travels to Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana for the release of 82 Yellowstone bison from a temporary surveillance corral into a 2,100-acre pasture. Learn more about bison and Defenders' work to restore them to the Great Plains at http://www.defenders.org/american-bison/american-bison-101.
Views: 7167 defendersofwildlife
Mexican Gray Wolves on the  Brink
March 29, 2013 marked the 15-year anniversary of Mexican gray wolves' reintroduction to the wild -- what should have been their second chance at survival. But today there are only 75 Mexican gray wolves in the wild. Without more wolves and a concrete plan to continue their recovery, Mexican gray wolves will eventually become extinct. Help us tell the USFWS that it's time to get serious about Mexican wolf recovery -- before it's too late. Take action at http://dfnd.us/10dkYJR
Views: 4710 defendersofwildlife
Bringing Jaguars back to the U.S. Southwest
Learn more about our efforts: http://www.defendersblog.org/2017/03/u-s-jaguars-need-help/ Thousands of jaguars used to roam the U.S. Southwest, but over the past two centuries, jaguars have been eliminated from more than half of their range. Defenders of Wildlife wants to do everything we can to bring these elusive, endangered big cats home. Check out our report here: http://dfnd.us/2o1mVLR
Views: 4024 defendersofwildlife
Bats: The Threat to Their Future
This short video by Defenders of Wildlife looks at some amazing bat facts... and details some of the threats to these important and often misunderstood winged mammals.
Views: 9049 defendersofwildlife
One Year Later: BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Defenders of Wildlife responds to the oil disaster.
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Keeping Wolves Out of Harm's Way
Defenders of Wildlife is working on-the-ground with ranchers, biologists and federal land managers to save the lives of wolves. These non-lethal methods are keeping wolves away from livestock -- and out of harm's way. To support these and other efforts, please visit www.savewolves.org/donate
Views: 6378 defendersofwildlife
Keeping Wolves out of Harm's Way
Defenders of Wildlife is working on the ground with ranchers, biologists and federal land managers to save the lives of wolves. These non-lethal methods are keeping wolves away from livestock and out of harm's way. To support these and other efforts, visit http://www.savewolves.org/donate
Views: 11946 defendersofwildlife
Montanans for Wolves
Real Montanans speak out for sound, science-based wolf management in the Big Sky state. For more on our work with wolves in the northern Rockies, visit http://www.defenders.org/rocky-mountains-and-great-plains/our-top-priorities
Views: 6053 defendersofwildlife
Defenders: Helping people coexist with wildlife
Hear from regional experts about the tools that Defenders is using to help people and wildlife coexist. Learn more at http://www.defenders.org/living-wildlife/living-wildlife-101
Views: 6781 defendersofwildlife
Jeff Corwin on the Bald Eagle
Jeff Corwin, a member of the Defenders of Wildlife board of trustees, discusses the bald eagle's recovery from the brink of extinction and his new show.
Views: 73485 defendersofwildlife
Building Up Our Mussels
See mussel scientist Monte McGregor at work at the Center for Mollusk Conservation in Kentucky and learn more about endangered mussels conservation and all that they do to help keep our water clean. Video Courtesy of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
Views: 983 defendersofwildlife
Working with Ranchers to Protect Livestock and Wolves
Defenders' Suzanne Stone and Roger Olson of the Wood River Project in Idaho demonstrate the proven, nonlethal techniques being used to successfully prevent wolf-livestock conflicts. To learn more about these techniques, visit http://www.defenders.org/coexistence
Views: 9096 defendersofwildlife
20 Years Later: The Release of the Mexican Gray Wolf
To learn more about what Defenders is doing on the ground, go to https://dfnd.us/2GdQGCC March 29 marks the anniversary of the release of 11 Mexican gray wolves in the Apache National Forest in Arizona. Two decades since the release and lobos are still the most endangered subspecies of wolf in the world. There is hope that with political courage and the help of dedicated advocates that this beautiful wolf can recover in its natural habitat.
Views: 1487 defendersofwildlife
Wildlife in the Hoback
Dave Gaillard, Defenders' Northern Rockies representative, uses remote cameras in Wyoming to document wildlife in sensitive habitat that has been proposed for oil and gas drilling. For more on Defenders of Wildlife's work in the region, visit http://www.defenders.org/rocky-mountains-and-great-plains/our-top-priorities
Views: 2895 defendersofwildlife
Caribou: Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin tells you fun facts about the caribou, talks about the negative impacts global warming is having on them, and about what you can do to help. Part of Defenders of Wildlifes Feeling the Heat series. Watch it now at http://www.defenders.org/jeffcorwin To learn how warming temperatures are harming some of the Earth's coolest critters and what can be done to save them, go to http://www.defenders.org/act
Views: 13881 defendersofwildlife
Defenders: A Day in the Life - California Wildlife Advocacy
Ride along as Pam Flick, our Senior California Representative, heads to Los Angeles for the California Fish and Game Commission Hearin, where she testifies on behalf of gray wolves, bumblebees, the San Bernardino kangaroo rat and funding for habitat conservation.
Views: 3085 defendersofwildlife
Carnivore Conservation Needs Evidence-Based Livestock Protection
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Biology reveals certain nonlethal methods are effective for managing predators in agricultural landscapes. Twenty-one authors from 10 nations reviewed 114 peer-reviewed scientific studies measuring the effectiveness of lethal and non-lethal methods for reducing carnivore predation on livestock. Livestock guardian dogs, livestock enclosures and fladry all were scientifically shown to be effective conflict deterrents.
Views: 1495 defendersofwildlife
The Truth About Aerial Hunting of Wolves in Alaska
A short film on aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska.
Views: 148808 defendersofwildlife
Bears: Cloris Leachman vs. Stephen Colbert
Bears! Stephen Colbert's afraid of them. Cloris Leachman is not. Join in our lighthearted ColBEAR campaign to raise awareness about the importance of bear conservation, then learn more about Defenders of Wildlife's work to protect bears at http://www.defenders.org/grizzly-bear/grizzly-bears-101
Views: 36905 defendersofwildlife
Fladry At the Wood River Wolf Project July 2012
Patrick Graham, lead field technician for Defenders Wood River Wolf Project, walks us through the process of setting up fladry to deter predators. For more on the nonlethal methods we use in the field, and other ways we work with ranchers to protect livestock and wildlife alike, visit http://www.defenders.org/living-wildlife/defenders-action-working-ranchers
Views: 2408 defendersofwildlife
Endangered Species Under Attack (Mexican Gray Wolf)
Kim Crumbo of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council explains the threats to highly endangered Mexican gray wolves by current proposals in Congress. To learn more about the plight of the Mexican gray wolf, visit http://www.defenders.org/mexican-gray-wolf/mexican-gray-wolves-101
Views: 2721 defendersofwildlife
Defenders of Wildlife Reports from the Gulf Oil Spill
Defenders of Wildlife Executive Vice President (and former head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) reports from Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge -- an important nesting area for threatened and endangered sea turtles
Views: 7057 defendersofwildlife
Frogs: Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin
It is projected that half of the worlds 6000 species of frogs are at risk of going extinct in the next century. Jeff Corwin and Defenders of Wildlife take a look at the negative impacts global warming is having on this keystone species. Part of Defenders of Wildlifes Feeling the Heat series. Watch it now at http://www.defenders.org/jeffcorwin To learn how warming temperatures are harming some of the Earth's coolest critters and what can be done to save them, go to http://www.defenders.org/act
Views: 9730 defendersofwildlife
Help Save Wolves...
Hundreds of wolves could be killed... unless we help.
Views: 153083 defendersofwildlife
We Can't Give Up on the Florida Panther
This month we're promoting coexistence with the Florida Panther. Stay tuned for for more videos about the work we're doing on the ground. Additional Photos and Videos Provided by: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission United States Fish and Wildlife Service William Freud
Views: 325 defendersofwildlife
Defenders of Wildlife Reacts to 2018 Election Results
Wildlife should breathe a bit easier now that the American people have voted to dethrone House leaders relentlessly hostile to their interests. We anticipate the new House Democratic leadership will be good news for wildlife. We expect the new House leaders to vigorously oppose the Trump administration’s relentless assaults against wildlife, habitat and community health and safety, and to stand up to Senate leaders who have pursued an anti-wildlife agenda. To learn more, go to https://defenders.org/election
Views: 2511 defendersofwildlife
Saving the World's Rarest Wolf
Only passionate public support will save the world's rarest wolf. Take action now: http://dfnd.us/2rQqsSf The world’s last wild population of red wolves lives in northeastern North Carolina. Fueled by politics and anti-wolf rhetoric, fewer than 45 wild red wolves remain, and they are altogether facing extinction in the wild. In September 2016, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing most of the last red wolves from the wild, confining them to zoos, and abandoning thirty years of conservation success.
Views: 3944 defendersofwildlife
"I'm Dreaming of a Green Planet"
Defenders' Arizona Outreach Representative, Scotty Johnson, shares his heartfelt wish, in song, for a world full of wonderful wildlife and wild places. From all of us at Defenders of Wildlife, we wish you and your families a Happy Holiday Season and a Joyful New Year! http://www.defenders.org
Views: 1186 defendersofwildlife
Philippe Cousteau for Sea Otters
Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary ocean explorer Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, urges Californian tax filers to support California's Sea Otter Fund on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife.
Views: 3318 defendersofwildlife
The Wolf Slaughter Photos Alaska Doesn't Want You To See
WARNING: These GRAPHIC PHOTOS show dead wolves -- the raw, horrible aftermath of Alaska's out-of-control aerial wolf-killing program. On March 14, 2009 Alaska wildlife officials used helicopters and spotter planes to carry out Governor Sarah Palin's escalating wolf-killing program. The operation claimed the lives of 84 wolves -- and the killing only stopped when officials couldn't find any more wolves in the area. Although Alaska officials have claimed copyright to these photos, they were obtained through a public records request. Defenders of Wildlife believes the public has a right to know the truth about Alaska's brutal aerial wolf-killing program.
Views: 25526 defendersofwildlife
Coexisting with Red Wolves
The red wolf is the world's most endangered canid, and the Southeast’s native wolf. In this #YearOfCoexistence video members of our Southeast team talk about why coexisting with the red wolf is essential for their future.
Views: 326 defendersofwildlife
Earth Day 2019 - Protect our Species
Join Defenders in celebrating Earth Day 2019!
Views: 1896 defendersofwildlife
Habitat and Highways Program: Ten Years on the Road
Defenders' Habitat and Highways program works to reduce the negative impacts of roads and highways on wildlife and supports efforts to keep new roads and development out of wildlife habitat. As we mark our tenth year of the Habitat and Highways program, we celebrate our many victories. Learn more at http://www.defenders.org
Views: 1027 defendersofwildlife
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Footage of black-tailed prairie dogs courtesy of Pronghorn Productions. www.defenders.org/animals
Views: 21391 defendersofwildlife
Wolves in the Wild: An Alpha and Omega Featurette
The makers of the 3D animated wolf adventure, Alpha and Omega, share how their perceptions changed as they learned more about the complex behaviors and social bonds of these magnificent animals. Beginning January 11th, for a limited time only, you can order a special Alpha and Omega Wolf Adoption Kit from Defenders of Wildlife—including a wolf plush toy, certificate of adoption, activity book AND the Alpha and Omega DVD!. Visit https://secure.defenders.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=wagc_graywolf to adopt your wolf today! Alpha and Omega is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand January 11.
Views: 12979 defendersofwildlife
Lynx: Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin visits with the New England Zoos Canadian lynx to talk about the problems this species will face as the effects of global warming become more pronounced and what can be done to help them. Part of Defenders of Wildlife's Feeling the Heat series. Watch it now at http://www.defenders.org/jeffcorwin To learn how warming temperatures are harming some of the Earth's coolest critters and what can be done to save them, go to http://www.defenders.org/act
Views: 10167 defendersofwildlife
Penguins: Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin Feels the Heat with the African penguin. Known for its donkey like bray, the African penguin is currently facing potential extinction as warming oceans around the southern tip of Africa continue to move its food source further away from its home. Part of Defenders of Wildlifes Feeling the Heat series. Watch it now at http://www.defenders.org/jeffcorwin To learn how warming temperatures are harming some of the Earth's coolest critters and what can be done to save them, go to http://www.defenders.org/act
Views: 7384 defendersofwildlife
Climate Change and the Polar Vortex
Climate change doesn't just mean hot weather - it means more extreme highs and lows. And in the case of the polar vortex, we're talking very low indeed.
Views: 746 defendersofwildlife
Wildlife Activists on Capitol Hill
On March 5, 2014, Defenders' outreach team led a group of activists from across the U.S. to Capitol Hill, where they met with their Senators and Representatives to talk about the importance of protecting endangered species, and fighting legislative attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. For more on how you can get involved, visit http://www.defenders.org/crossroads
Views: 347 defendersofwildlife
Recovering the Mexican Gray Wolf
You can't get closer to extinction, to forcing an animal off the planet, than reducing it to one female left on the landscape. Luckily, we have made great strides in recovering the Mexican gray wolf, but there is more to be done to ease tensions and return these wolves to the Southwestern United States. To learn more, visit www.defenders.org/southwest
Views: 659 defendersofwildlife
Climate Change and Tidal Marshes
East coast tidal marshes, like those surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, are at risk of being completely devastated by rising sea levels due to climate change. Many endangered bird species, like the saltmarsh sparrow and the clapper rail, depend on these marshes. Defenders of Wildlife is working with the Audubon Society and Lower Shore Land Trust to develop plans to protect these ecosystems. For more information about Defenders' work with land trusts, visit http://www.defenders.org/livinglands.
Views: 2254 defendersofwildlife
Coexisting with the Florida Panther
Elizabeth Fleming, our Senior Representative Florida, explains why it's necessary to coexist with the Florida panther, and what efforts Defenders is involved in to protect and restore this endangered species.
Views: 360 defendersofwildlife
Defenders: A Day in the Life - Salamander Walkabout
Follow Tracy Davids, our Southeast Program Coordinator, as she and our Southeast team lead a scenic hike in Tennessee's Rocky Fork State Park to find salamanders. This adventure highlights the importance of habitat protection, water quality and the effect they have on these semi-aquatic species.
Views: 147 defendersofwildlife
You Helped Save Wildlife in 2011!
With millions of actions and hundreds of thousands of donations, Defenders supporters helped accomplish amazing victories for wildlife in 2011. For current actions you can take on behalf of wildlife, visit http://www.defenders.org/take-action
Views: 15341 defendersofwildlife
Keep Wolves Protected!
From poor management and premature hunting to bad legislation, wolves across the U.S. are under attack. Visit http://www.defenders.org/standforwolves to help protect them against the latest threat!
Views: 2550 defendersofwildlife
Ashley Judd and Defenders of Wildlife on the Idaho Wolf Hunt
Actress and activist Ashley Judd lends her voice to a new video from Defenders of Wildlife calling on President Obama to take action to stop Idaho's deadly wolf hunt.
Views: 99008 defendersofwildlife