Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Long known for our leadership on endangered species issues, Defenders of Wildlife also advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that will help keep species from becoming endangered. Our programs encourage protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indiator species for ecosystem health.
Director of California Programs
Defenders of Wildlife
1303 J Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Phone: (916) 313-5800
Fax: (916) 313-5812
Local, Regional, State, National
Research, Education, Advocacy, Policy, Conservation, Restoration, Regulation, Resource Management, Water Pollution, Annual Sea Otter Awareness Week during the last week in September (www.defenders.org/seaotter/awareness)
Wetlands, Kelp Forest, Beaches, Rocky Intertidal, Wildlife, Energy, Watershed Hydrology, Habitat Restoration, Endangered Species, Water Quality/Storm Water Runoff, Bay & Estuary Habitats, Open Ocean/Oceanography, Fisheries
Curriculum, Activity/Learning Kit, Outreach Programs, On-Site Programs, Publications, Newsletter, Brochures, Exhibits/Displays, Multimedia
Field staff come out to schools and any education/informational events, upon request, to give talks on species.
Defenders of Wildlife has an extensive wolf curriculum and sea otter unit that is accessible through our Kids Planet website,
www.kidsplanet.org. To directly access both English and Spanish versions of the sea otter unit, visit www.kidsplanet.org/espanol/espint.html.
Additional Sea Otter educational resources can be found at a Sea Otter Education and Outreach page.
K-12, Adult, Teacher, Non-Formal Educator, University Students, General Public
Curriculum is in Spanish
Many, depends on interest.
Contact (916) 313-5800
926 J Street, Suite 522
Sacramento, CA 95814