25 Apr '11, 8pm

Happy birthday to us! Defenders is 64 years old today… We couldn’t have made it this far without you!

In 1947, Defenders of Furbearers, the organization that would later become Defenders of Wildlife, was founded. The fledgling organization boasted only one full-time employee and 1,500 members who made it their mission to protect coyotes and other furred animals from steel-jawed leghold traps and lethal poisons. In 2011, over sixty years later, Defenders of Wildlife employs over 150 dedicated professionals and has nearly a million members, activists, and members nationwide. Our organization has evolved to take on the task of preserving our nation’s native wildlife species and habitats. Today Today, we are based in Washington, D.C., but our presence is felt around the world. We have numerous field offices that deal specifically with the wildlife species that inhabit the states or regions in which our staff is located. We also make a point to work with in-state partners and l...

Full article: http://www.defenders.org/about_us/history/index.php

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