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-December, 2013 - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service held several public hearings on their proposal to delist most gray wolves in the U.S. And at each one, Defenders was there in force.
December, 2013 - Thanks in part to Defenders and our advocates, the USDA’s Inspector General will be undertaking an audit of Wildlife Services’ Predator Control program in 2014.
October, 2013 - Along with our conservation partners, our Montana team helped release 32 black-footed-ferrets onto Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, restoring these endangered animals to their native habitat.
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.

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