#MapMonday: Intro to GIS

Our GIS Intern, Olivia, explains what GIS is, and why it's important to the work we do at Defenders.

#MapMonday: Sea Otter Awareness

Happy Sea Otter Awareness Week! Lindsay chats with our California Representative, Andy, about our brand new sea otter story map. Float along with us through southern sea otter habitat so we can all learn how to better coexist with these otterly …

#MapMonday: Cook Inlet Belugas

In this episode we travel to Cook Inlet in Alaska, home to the endangered Cook Inlet Beluga. Mae chats to two members of our Alaska team about the threats facing this little white whale, what Defenders is doing to defend this unique population, and …

#MapMonday: Be Mindful of Beaver

Lindsay and our New Mexico Representative, Michael, discuss why it's important to be mindful of beavers. These remarkable rodents are ecosystem engineers throughout North America, but their skills for creating wetlands are particularly notable in …

#MapMonday: M-CORES

In this episode Mae chats to Kent, our senior representative in Florida, about the Multi-Use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) bill. This bill requires Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to plan, develop and fund three …

#MapMonday: Endangered Species on National Wildlife Refuges

Lindsay chats with our Director of Federal Lands, Peter Nelson about a new storymap that features endangered species that rely on national wildlife refuges.

#MapMonday: The Okefenokee Swamp

Mae and our Southeast Program Representative, Christian, dive into the blackwater of the Okefenokee Swamp and National Wildlife Refuge and discuss why this critical wildlife area is in danger of losing its pristine landscape and biodiversity.

#MapMonday: Polar Bears

Lindsay and Jen, our Alaska Outreach Coordinator, chat about the super cool bear from America's Arctic, the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear.

#MapMonday: Florida Manatees

Learn more about the 'sea cow' - the endangered Florida manatee - in this episode of #MapMonday with our Senior Florida Representative, Elizabeth, our Manatee Advocate, Liz, and Mae. You can check out our story map at

#MapMonday: Gray Wolves

Howl you doing wolf pack? In this episode Lindsay and John, Defenders' Rockies and Plains Representative discuss the iconic gray wolf. You can check out the story map at