Did you know…

another iconic Californian species!

another iconic Californian species!

that California is considered a biodiversity hotspot? In order to prioritize conservation dollars in an increasingly endangered world, scientists have identified areas of high priority. Different organizations have identified different areas they will work to conserve, and the California Floristic Province (they mean us!) is on Conservation International’s list. You can read more about biodiversity hotspots and their scientific justification here, and more about our very own hotspot here. All the more important to conserve the keystone species that tie it all together.

Of course sea otter pruned kelp forests are our favorite part of this complex web here at The Otter Project. But it’s always good to be reminded of how it all ties together! Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about sea otters that we forget to see the forest for the trees (bad eco-idiom totally intended)!


About Allison

I am the new Executive Director of The Otter Project in Monterey, California! Originally from the Bay Area, I went to school in San Diego, and came back north to Monterey for graduate school, where I found my calling: saving sea otters! Working for The Otter Project combines my passion for environmental policy with my love of animals. When not advocating for sea otters, I enjoy yoga, volunteer wildlife rehab, reading, and spending time with my cat Alyssa, who, for the record, I did not name. I have been with The Otter Project since November of 2007.
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