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

980 9th Street
Suite 1730 
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 313-5800
defenders@defenders.org

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