Defenders of Wildlife was founded in 1947, under the name Defenders of Furbearers. They had one full-time employee and 1500 members. Their early mission was to protect furred animals from steel-jawed leghold traps and lethal poisons. The organization is now a national leader in science-based, result-oriented wildlife conservation. Defenders of Wildlife now employs over 150 professionals and is supported by over 500,000 members across the nation.
Defenders of Wildlife has posted the winners of their photo contest. Take a look at these gorgeous images of wildlife and natural settings. Don’t forget to share them with the kids.