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.

Victory! Congress votes to protect endangered wildlife over special interests. Learn how Defenders and our supporters helped make this great win happen.
In May 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case challenging a 2009 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which mandated that as of December 31, 2009 no domestically grown food crop could be grown with carbofuran, a highly toxic chemical that has killed millions of wild birds.
The Conservation Registry was developed by Defenders of Wildlife and partners to provide a simple, free web-based database and mapping system. The Conservation Registry visualizes on-the-ground conservation and wildlife investments.
On July 30, 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act, to strengthen offshore drilling oversight.
On July 21, 2010, a federal judge suspended oil and gas drilling activities associated with Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 because the government did not undertake a proper analysis of the potential consequences of drilling in the ecologically sensitive area.
In July 2010, in a 5-0 vote, the Colorado State Parks Board approved sweeping changes to the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Program that will give habitat restoration and law enforcement proposals the opportunity to receive a portion of the funds collected from OHV registration fees.

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