A couple hundred years ago, sea otters were plentiful on the Pacific coast from Mexico to Alaska, and coastal ecosystems thrived. But by the early 20th century, fur traders had hunted otters to extinction across more than 85% of their original habitat.

All sorts of marine species are struggling as a result. The loss of this keystone species has allowed sea urchins to run amok and destroy the kelp forests that are crucial for all sorts of species, from sea lions to whales.

We’re working to protect wildlife and the habitats they need, like the sea otters and the kelp forests. Will you donate to help power this and all our other crucial conservation work?