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Karla Dutton

Alaska Program Director
Karla directs the work of Defenders’ Alaska office, focusing increasingly on initiatives on climate change and the related habitat impacts on polar bears.

Posts By: Karla Dutton

The Power of BIG Data »

Citizen Science Boosts Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Conservation Happy Citizen Science Day! In celebration of tomorrow’s annual event celebrating citizen science, also known as community science, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the dedicated volunteers who work with Defenders gather data that helps save species. Alaska Director Karla Dutton is partnering with dozens of organizations… Read more »

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.

whale, © Brian Johns

Playing Ocean Detective »

Since May, there have been 30 reported dead whales washed up on Alaskan shores. NOAA has officially declared an Unusual Mortality Event – the term for when large numbers of dead marine mammals wash ashore and scientists can’t easily identify why.