Posts Categorized: Success Stories

Celebrating the Distinctly American Eagle this 4th of July »

This 4th of July, we are taking a moment to celebrate our national animal, the symbol of freedom and, perhaps most importantly for our work at Defenders, a true testament to the power and effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act: the bald eagle.

Abronia graminea, © Adam G Clause

A Successful Year at CITES! »

A big part of our work year-round is helping countries create proposals to present at the next CITES meeting, and gather support for them. Months, even years of work go into these proposals to better protect species native to the Americas from the often devastating demands of wildlife trade — but it’s not until the COP that we get to see if they are accepted.