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Elizabeth Ruther

Northwest Representative
Elizabeth leads Defenders’ efforts on grizzly bears in the Cascade Mountains and on southern resident orcas. She specializes in habitat structure and how habitat elements are used by species to make conservation recommendations meaningful and effective.

Posts By: Elizabeth Ruther

orca and calf, © NOAA

June is All About the Orcas »

June is Orca Month – and the Pacific Northwest is celebrating the Southern Resident orca – the most endangered community of resident killer whales in the world.

Beach, © Nick Chill

Every Day is World Oceans Day for Us »

The health of the Earth’s oceans are indicators of our planet’s overall health – when they’re in trouble, so are we. So, it’s important to keep our oceans healthy not just for marine life, but also for the future health of the entire planet.