Posts Categorized: Success Stories

Beluga whale, ©NOAA

Court Takes a Stand for Marine Mammals »

In a recent court decision, a federal judge upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to deny a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the U.S. for display at the Georgia Aquarium, setting a meaningful precedent for marine mammal protection.

Swift Fox, © Kylie Paul/DOW

Little Fox on the Prairie »

About 17 years ago, we started the first of several years of reintroductions of captive-bred swift foxes from Canada into Blackfeet Indian tribal lands. By 2006, the reintroduction was deemed a success. Fast forward to today, and we are still curious about the swift foxes of the Blackfeet Reservation.

Sea Otter, © Roy Toft / National Geographic Stock

Californians Unite to Restore Southern Sea Otters »

Californians love sea otters so much that they’ve been able to crowd fund sea otter recovery efforts. This is not only because sea otters are adorable, but also because they provide cultural value to our coastal communities, and support the overall health of the central coast’s nearshore marine ecosystems.