Rising Leader This spring, Alba Estrada López, our RAY Fellow and Conservation Educator, accepted a second year of the RAY Fellowship working with us at Point Blue! Part of the Environmental Leadership Program, the RAY Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for people of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the environmental conservation sector
By Manuel “Mani” Oliva, CEO Fifty years ago humans accomplished what previously many thought impossible: landing people on the moon and returning them safely to Earth. Although I was too young to understand the enormity of this moment, I was heavily influenced by its impact and legacy and I decided to pursue a career in
As we wrote on our blog last week, Point Blue is proud to have contributed original science to support the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to eradicate invasive house mice from the Farallon Islands. On Wednesday of this week, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) considered the proposed eradication as an agenda item at its
Addressing misinformation and misleading statements Point Blue is aware that critics of this project have been spreading misinformation and misleading statements. We’ll continue to update this page with our perspective based on 50 years of living on and studying the islands and our original science. The total amount of rodenticide that will be used in
Just over fifty years ago, biologists from Point Blue Conservation Science (known then as Point Reyes Bird Observatory) landed on the Farallon Islands for the first time. We have maintained a continuous presence on the islands ever since: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A year after arriving, the South Farallon Islands became
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