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.

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!
April, 2013: Thanks to new regulations that Defenders proposed and worked hard to promote, Mexico is protecting vital sea turtle nesting habitat.
March, 2013: The 2013 CITES Conference was a historic one! Learn about important conservation progress made for sharks, frogs, turtles and more.
March, 2013: Defenders spearheaded a massive outreach campaign to spread the word about easy steps people can take to protect the critically endangered Florida panther.
February, 2013: After more than a decade of work, wolverines are a step closer to the federal protection they deserve!
In December 2012, after much outreach from Defenders and our supporters, the "no otter zone" is finally no more.
A Win for Wildlife! In April 2012 Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed HB 1117, legislation that would have allowed state zoos and aquariums to lease state-owned land to conduct breeding and research on animals including giraffes, zebras and rhinos.
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In April 2012, Florida’s Hendry County put into effect a new slow speed nighttime panther zone on a 5.25 mile stretch of CR 832/Keri Road, a rural road that bisects the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest.

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