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Defenders of Wildlife works to protect the native animals and plants in their natural communities. They protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and promoting innovative solutions. This also includes combating climate change by developing and implementing adaptive conservation plans. Defenders champion and work to protect the Endangered Species Act.
We believe in the protection of all wildlife and endangered species. The impact of climate change on the environment not only affects us but animals and their natural habitats.
The previous organization we supported was the Coral Reef Alliance.
Coral reefs have vibrant colors but many are dying off due to climate change and other environmental effects. Coral is mined for use as bricks and cement along with being harvested for jewelry. Not to mention water pollution (also, plastic pollution) and over-fishing causing detrimental effects to the coral reef system. This is why we support the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). CORAL works with local communities to conserve and restore reef ecosystems.
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The Coral Reef Alliance partners with local communities to restore and protect coral reefs. There are numerous threats to reefs globally and directly, from climate change, overfishing, water pollution, and habitat destruction. As we advocate for no animal materials in jewelry, we believe the harvesting and collecting of coral for jewelry are devastating to marine life and leads to the decline of coral. The Coral Reef Alliance educates and works with local communities to prevent illegal activities and protect the reef.