Victory for Wild Bison in Montana!

Printer-friendly version

Bison, © Walter Novak

In a decision that the uninitiated would argue is a painful exercise in stating the obvious, a Montana court determined that the wild bison of Yellowstone, an animal that has roamed the continent for millennia, are indeed wild animals. Although this seems a common-sense verdict, the legal distinction is of great value to the future of efforts by Defenders of Wildlife and other conservation organizations to continue to restore bison to their native habitat on the Montana plains.

Read more on our blog >>

You may also be interested in:

Bison with calf, © Diana LeVasseur
Success Story
November 2014 - More than 100 wild bison were brought to Fort Peck Indian Reservation, adding to this historic conservation herd.
Newsroom
How You Can Help
Each year, as wild bison wander beyond the borders of Yellowstone National Park in search of food, Montana livestock officials demand that these iconic animals be rounded up and shipped to slaughter houses to keep them out of Montana and to keep their numbers low.