Defenders in California

Our Top Priorities

A stunning mosaic of ecosystems, California is home to millions of wild birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects that need our help. Defenders is working to ensure a lasting future for all the wildlife of the Golden State.

Related Species

Bighorn sheep, burrowing owl, California condor, California red-legged frog, California sea otter, California tiger salamander, Channel Island fox, Delta Smelt, desert tortoise, golden eagle, gray wolf, Mohave ground squirrel, Mojave fringe-toed lizard, Pacific fisher, salmon, San Joaquin kit fox, Swainson’s hawk, valley elderberry longhorn beetle, vernal pool associated species (e.g. fairy shrimp)

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Wildlife in California

  • Promoting “smart from the start” renewable energy development
  • Conserving water resources to protect the diversity of wildlife that depends on it
  • Creating partnerships to improve land stewardship

Contact the California Office

1303 J Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 313-5800
Fax: (916) 313-5812
defenders@mail.defenders.org

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Fact Sheet
The swift fox is a small fox around the size of a domestic house cat and found in the western grasslands of North America, such as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
Habitat Conservation
Defenders of Wildlife is working to protect and strengthen the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only system of federal lands in the United States dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Policy
Eighty percent of threatened and endangered species rely on privately owned land for their habitat needs and in the U.S. most of our private land is managed by farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.