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 2014 - The Wood River Wolf Project completed its seventh successful year using nonlethal tools to protect both livestock and wolves in Idaho.
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.
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.
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.
June 2014 - Thanks to our monitoring program, dozens of Mexico's endangered military macaws were saved from poachers this year!
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.