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.

October, 2013 - Thanks to extensive outreach and advocacy from Defenders and our partners, CA Governor Brown has signed historic legislation into law that requires the use of non-lead ammunition in hunting.
September, 2013 - How would trained responders go about getting polar bears clean and healthy if an oil spill were to happen in the Arctic? We worked with local partners to create tools to do just that.
August, 2013 - With a long wait over and the legal challenges past, Defenders finally helped relocate more bison onto tribal lands, a wonderful step towards restoring these iconic creatures to the Great Plains.
August, 2013 - Entanglement in fishing lines is a serious threat to endangered whales in the Atlantic. Now, thanks to years of work in the courts, the National Marine Fisheries Service has to formally review and address this threat.
August, 2013 - Thanks to Defenders and our advocates fighting to keep vital protections in place, Cape Hatteras National Seashore saw a record-breaking year of nesting sea turtles.
July, 2013 - As part of the People's Way Partnership, Defenders is helping to spread the word about the wildlife crossings that are connecting important habitat in Montana.
July, 2013 - Wildlife advocates speak out against, and ultimately defeat, a harmful bill that would have harmed vulnerable wildlife on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
June, 2013 - The Montana Supreme Court lifts the injunction that prevented Yellowstone bison from being relocated to tribal lands.
June, 2013 - With years of success using nonlethal methods to keep wolves and livestock safe, our Wood River Wolf Project hosted a training workshop to teach the same methods to others from across the country.
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May, 2013 - Despite a state legislative session plagued with threats to wild bison, all 14 harmful bills have been defeated!

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