Success Stories

Defenders of Wildlife has been protecting wildlife for more than 60 years, and we've got plenty of success stories to prove it. Below are some of our most recent wins for wildlife.

Scarlet macaw, © Maria Elena Sanchez
July 2014 - After being wiped out from the region more than 50 years ago, scarlet macaws are once again flying free in the Gulf of Mexico!
June 2014 - After years of fighting this deadly poison in the courts, we’re finally seeing success. A new agreement is taking the rodenticide d-CON off the shelves.
Military macaw, © Maria Elena Sanchez
June 2014 - Thanks to our monitoring program, dozens of Mexico's endangered military macaws were saved from poachers this year!
Bison, © Walter Novak
April, 2014 - A Montana court finally determined that the wild bison of Yellowstone, an animal that has roamed the continent for millennia, are indeed wild animals. This legal distinction has great value for the future of bison restoration.
Parrots, © Joan Eubank
April, 2014 - When a company in Mexico began to run TV ads promoting illegal parrot trade, Defenders of Wildlife sprang into action, ultimately leading the company to put an end to their ad campaign and striking a major victory.
Reef Shark, © Ed Gullekson
February, 2014 - After outcry from state officials and conservationists, including Defenders of Wildlife, the National Marine Fisheries Service backs off an attempt to nullify state bans on shark fins.
Sage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region
December 2013 - Along with volunteers and conservation colleagues from partner organizations, Defenders' team flagged miles of fencing to protect imperiled sage-grouse from collisions.
December, 2013 - As Defenders and many others consistently urged her to do, Secretary Jewell made the right decision, and will not allow a road to be built through some of the most ecologically sensitive habitat in the U.S.
December, 2013 - As part of an international effort to cut down on the devastating impact of the fin trade on shark species, Defenders helped organize a shark identification workshop in Brazil that was attended by officials from all over the continent.
December, 2013 - Endangered North Atlantic right whales can breathe a sigh of relief! The slow-speed zones we worked so hard to gain to protect these whales from ship strikes are finally and officially permanent.

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