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Kat Taylor and TomKat Ranch
"Growing up in California, spending most of my time out-of-doors, I was raised in a nature ethic. I understand that we live within natural resource and ecological limits, and we have to tend to the planet that is so gracious to host us. That’s why at TomKat Ranch we partner with Point Blue to create a “learning laboratory.” Here beef graze on grasses and pastures only. At the same time, the soil ecosystem grows healthier. This is “ecological ranching” where cattle are used to improve biodiversity above and below the ground. Point Blue's scientists and data help us understand what’s going on. I'm proud to be a supporting partner with them."

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Penguins Get Better with Age

As with fine wines, aging can often come with advantages. In a recent study led by Point Blue Research Associate Amélie Lescroël, scientist found that penguins tend to become more efficient as they get older.

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Seabird Beaks Glow in the Dark

In a recent study on the Farallon Islands Wildlife Refuge, scientists discovered that Rhinoceros auklet bills glow under UV light. Why? We're not sure, but it may have to do with sexual selection.

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Art and Science

Join Point Blue’s Working Lands Director, Dr. Elizabeth Porzig, at the Petaluma Arts Center on March 21st to learn about the important role of agricultural lands in protecting nature, with plein air paintings of our National Parks as the backdrop.

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Explore Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

You can support Point Blue and experience Alaskan wilderness by joining us on May 18 – May 25, 2019 aboard the nimble 31-cabin National Geographic Sea Lion with our conservation scientists as guides.

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Smarter Conservation Solutions

Sharing our conservation resources and knowledge and providing our partners with valuable conservation tools is essential to Point Blue’s mission.

Farming & Ranching

Be a steward of the land without sacrificing your bottom line.

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Management

Improve conservation outcomes and guide conservation investment priorities.

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Nature Stewardship

Identify, understand, and help birds and other animals at home and while out enjoying nature.

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Research

Use our science. Browse our library of briefs and more than 2,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and reports.

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Teaching

Teach others about a variety of science and conservation topics.

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