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.

November 2014 - In response to a lawsuit brought by Defenders and our conservation allies, the federal government has agreed to expand critical habitat for the world's most endangered whales.
Bison with calf, © Diana LeVasseur
November 2014 - More than 100 wild bison were brought to Fort Peck Indian Reservation, adding to this historic conservation herd.
November 2014 - Working with local advocates and conservation allies, Defenders' Florida staff helped protect critical habitat for imperiled wildlife from a construction project.
November 2014 - A new agreement includes significant steps to protect red wolves from accidental shootings, their leading cause of death.
October 2014 - The Wood River Wolf Project completed its seventh successful year using nonlethal tools to protect both livestock and wolves in Idaho.
Gray Wolf, © Bruce Faanes
September 2014 - Federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming were reinstated after a judge invalidated the delisting of the species.
September 2014 - The City Council of Ketchum in Blaine County unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the State of Idaho use nonlethal tools to manage wolf and livestock conflicts in Blaine County.
scalloped hammerhead, © Terry Goss 2008/Marine Photobank
September 2014 - Five species of shark and two species of manta ray have officially gained international protection!
July 2014 - A federal court has upheld Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s beach driving rule, which has been great news for sea turtles, piping plovers & tourism.
July 2014 - Restoring prairie dogs to Thunder Basin National Grassland is helping to lay the groundwork for bringing back other endangered species.

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