Success Stories

Defenders of Wildlife is a partner in the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation (PARC) Project. In November 2010, project scientists announced that they had been able to successfully breed the La Loma tree frog, a critically endangered frog and one that is notoriously difficult to care for in the wild.

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In 2010, Defenders was successful in obtaining protections for the Kaiser’s spotted newt under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). International trade of this species is now prohibited.

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