52 Years of Conservation Science... and Still Counting!
Together, we have published more than 2,000 technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific articles. We use these findings to address real-world challenges, working hand-in-hand with land, ocean and wildlife managers to improve conservation outcomes.
Together, we have trained generations of conservation scientists, including many leadership staff at Point Blue! The vast majority of the 1500 interns we have graduated work with public and private natural resource managers, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Together, we have advanced our common mission of conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems, building on our core strengths of scientific rigor, collaboration, innovation, excellence and integrity.
From writing the book on bird monitoring and using birds as indicators of ecosystem health, to protecting birds, sharks, whales and ocean food webs, pioneering climate-smart habitat restoration, and innovating on-line conservation tools, Point Blue has been at the forefront of protecting nature for half a century.
Thanks to the visionary founders of Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965, we are now able to address the significant challenges of our time. We are leaders in developing climate-smart conservation science approaches to address severe drought, rising and more acidic seas, increasingly extreme weather events, and accelerating habitat degradation and loss. We are spearheading nature-based solutions to these and other threats to wildlife and our communities.
With more than 140 scientists, as well as a growing team of educators and habitat restoration specialists; with almost a half-billion ecological observations from our work and that of our collaborators across the country and the world; and, with dedicated supporters and partners, like you; we have the tools and know-how to help secure a hopeful and healthy future for the next 50 years!
Over the decades ahead, with your continued support, Point Blue will:
• Assess, guide and improve climate-smart conservation;
• Maximize the use of long-term ecological data for problem solving worldwide;
• Advance the application of conservation science to protect nature’s benefits for
wildlife and people; and,
• Train new generations of climate-smart conservation leaders.
We believe that because of the collaborative, climate-smart conservation work we do today, healthy ecosystems will continue to sustain thriving wildlife and human communities well into the future.
With your generosity, we will continue to guide and inspire positive conservation outcomes for a healthy, blue planet, teeming with life. Thank you!
Your gift of cash, securities, and/or property fuels our success. For more information, contact Nancy Gamble at 707.781.2554 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Point Blue gratefully accepts legacy gifts. To learn more, please contact Stacey Atchley at 707.781.2547 or email@example.com.
The Point Reyes Bird Observatory Fund was established to honor our history and to maintain and expand our commitment to bird conservation. Gifts to this fund are restricted to supporting our long-term bird ecology studies based at the Palomarin Field Station (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and the Farallon Islands (at the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge). To learn more, please visit pointblue.org/prbofund.