The Case for Nature-based Solutions

By Mani Oliva, C.E.O. Recently, President Biden issued an Executive Order to raise the level of our ambition to fight climate change. This Executive Order recognizes the urgent need as well as the short time-frame we have to act. Therefore, the Executive Order creates a roadmap of how the federal government will take on a

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An Important Day for Democracy and Conservation

By Mani Oliva, CEO These past two weeks we have witnessed both the fragility and the resilience of democracy. From the violent attacks where messages of hate were prevalent, to the words of support and unity during the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris – ironically both occurring on the steps of the

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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change: From California to Spain to Scotland

by Mani Oliva, CEO It’s hard to believe that at this time last year I was halfway around the world in Madrid, Spain. I had the privilege of being there along with Dr. Libby Porzig, our Working Lands program Director, and Geoff Gordon-Creed, the Chair of our Board, to represent Point Blue at the annual

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Deeply Grateful for You

As many of us educate ourselves on the complicated history of our country and many of the holidays we celebrate, these important days are taking on new meaning. This year, on Thanksgiving, we’re continuing our traditional focus of taking time to express gratitude for the wonders of nature, our outstanding staff, and you, our Point

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The Election, Climate Change, and Conservation Science

by Mani Oliva, CEO As we congratulate the incoming administration of President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, we recognize that many important challenges will require their immediate and sustained attention. These include a continuing global pandemic, our national health and economic structures, and very serious social and racial justice questions. Underpinning

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Building Resilience: A Message from our CEO and Board Chair

Excerpted from our 2019-20 Annual Report This past year has been a year like no other. COVID-19 has reshaped our society and affected all of us. The renewed calls for racial and social justice have caused many to question fundamental pillars of our society. And to see such an early and powerful wildfire season in

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East Bay is for the Birds

by Manuel Oliva, Point Blue Chief Executive Officer This has been a year like no other, one that has challenged each of us on so many levels. For me, one of the biggest challenges has been a separation from community. So as our annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon approached, I was excited to form my own

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Big News. Good News.

By Manuel Oliva, CEO On Wednesday, October 7, Governor Newsom released an executive order that charges state agencies to produce a climate-smart strategy for addressing the global biodiversity and climate crises. This innovative approach spotlights the urgent need to protect and restore California’s most fundamental resource–our rich biodiversity. This strategy will help ensure that California

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We All Belong

By Manuel Oliva, CEO These past weeks we have been witnesses to stark reminders of inequality and injustice in the United States.  As an organization founded by bird conservationists over 55 years ago, to many in our community the racist incident in the Central Park Ramble in New York City, in which a white woman

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Point Blue’s Coronavirus Response

By Manuel Oliva, CEO To all in our Point Blue community, In these uncertain times we wanted to send you an update on how Point Blue is responding to the latest developments of the coronavirus pandemic (aka COVID-19) and send our support as we all navigate our way through this unprecedented event. The health and

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