Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife is a United States non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1947 out of concern for cruelties of the use of steel-jawed leghold traps for trapping fur-bearing animals. The organization was originally called Defenders of Fur Bearers and its mission was focused on North American mammals. Today, the organization's mission is broader and includes preservation and conservation actions concerning organisms, both animals and plants, preservation of biodiversity, and threats to habitats. They advocate for the Endangered Species Act in the United States through lobbying and by using the legal system for the protection of endangered or threatened species. They have offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and Defenders is based in Washington, D.C.
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q3 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Defenders of Wildlife
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Defenders of Wildlife $900,274 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Natural Resources,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Government Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.872 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 H.R.1505 National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act H.R.1837 San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act H.R.2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act H.R.139 Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act H.R.1408 Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act H.R.2112 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.509 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that Act shall not apply to the gray wolf (canis lupus). H.R.510 Idaho and Montana Wolf Management Act of 2011 H.R.838 Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 176 dockets; Submitted to 37 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Defenders of Wildlife" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 171 Threatened Status for the Distinct Population Segment of the North American Wolverine Occurring in the Continguous United States 2012
- Toggle 10 FWS Removal of gray wolf in Wyoming from the list of Endangered and Threatened Species 2011
- Toggle 4 FWS Revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf ( Canis lupus ) in the Eastern United States 2011
- Toggle 3 Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population Area for the North American Wolverine in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico 2012
- Toggle 3 FWS Environmental Assessment: Authorization of Idaho Fish and Game plan for lethal control of wolves to reduce ungulate depredation in Lolo Elk Management Zone, Idaho 2011
- Toggle 3 FWS Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase "Significant Portion of Its Range" 2011
- Toggle 2 FWS Incentivizing Voluntary Conservation Actions under the Endangered Species Act 2011
- Toggle 2 NOAA Rule to Require Mandatory Use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in Skimmer Trawls, Pusher-Head Trawls, and Wing Nets (Butterfly Trawls) 2012
- Toggle 2 NOAA Notice; receipt of application for a permit to import marine mammals for public display purposes (File No. 17324) 2012
- Toggle 2 FWS Designtion of Critical Habitat for Jaguar 2012
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 216 Threatened Status for the Distinct Population Segment of the North American Wolverine Occurring in the Continguous United States 2012
- Toggle 60 NPS Special Regulations, National Park Service, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Off-Road Vehicle Management 2011
- Toggle 50 FWS Removal of gray wolf in Wyoming from the list of Endangered and Threatened Species 2011
- Toggle 33 FWS Designtion of Critical Habitat for Jaguar 2012
- Toggle 27 FWS Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase "Significant Portion of Its Range" 2011
- Toggle 17 FWS Petition to List the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) As Endangered 2012
- Toggle 15 Petition to list Iliamna Lake seals under the ESA 2012
- Toggle 12 FWS Revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf ( Canis lupus ) in the Eastern United States 2011
- Toggle 11 FWS Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer taradnus caribou) 2011
- Toggle 11 Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population Area for the North American Wolverine in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico 2012
Advisory Committees5 people on 5 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Defenders of Wildlife" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of the Interior 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 1 person on 1 committee