10 Questions and Answers with our New CEO

It is with great excitement that we officially welcome Manuel “Mani” Oliva on his first week of work as Point Blue’s CEO. Over the coming months, there will be a variety of opportunities for you to meet Mani, but in the meantime, please read on to get to know him a bit! You can also

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Science News: Sea Level Rise Planning, Ensuring Safe Science, and more!

Better Science for Better Sea Level Rise Planning Most climate change projections forecast at least 10 inches (25 cm) of sea level rise in California within 30 years. At every high tide, this could mean flooded areas where 37,000 people live and 13,000 people work, affecting $8 billion in property value. This is already a

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Celebrating Dave Shuford

Dave Shuford, known to many as “Shuf,” retired at the end of March after 40 years of advancing conservation science at Point Blue.

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San Mateo Wetlands: How will wetland benefits change with rising seas?

In a new report, Point Blue Conservation Science, in partnership with the County of San Mateo’s Office of Sustainability, the California State Coastal Conservancy, and local stakeholders, evaluated multiple benefits of tidal marshes along San Mateo County baylands in terms of supporting tidal marsh biodiversity, reducing wave energy hitting the shoreline, and keeping carbon stored

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Point Blue is Wired in the Wild!

Modern technology is revolutionizing the ways we understand and protect the natural world. Whether monitoring elusive wildlife from space or taking a “microbe’s-eye view” on ranchland soil, Point Blue scientists are making novel use of technological advances to assess the health of our planet so that we can develop the most effective solutions to the

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Introducing Our New CEO

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to announce that, after an extensive national search to find the best possible next CEO for Point Blue, we have hired Manuel “Mani” Oliva to lead the organization as we continue and grow our climate-smart conservation science work. Mani is joining Point Blue with more than 25 years of experience

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Science News: Penguins, Drones, Citizen Science, and More!

New Penguin Science We’re putting cutting-edge technology to work for conservation. In Antarctica we’ve recently been using drones, environmental sensing devices, tiny video cameras, and satellite imagery to increase the pace and scale of our conservation science. Our ultimate goal is to get a better idea of how wildlife (namely, penguins) in one of the

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Science News: Restoration Impact, Preparing for Sea Level Rise, and More

Creating Climate-Smart Ambassadors Restoring degraded and damaged lands can be one of the most powerful methods to prepare for and combat climate change. And through our climate-smart restoration framework, we help practitioners incorporate anticipated climate change into their project planning. This fall we conducted three workshops for practitioners, landowners, and our own staff to help increase

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A Day in the Life of a UN Climate Conference Observer- Ellie’s COP24 Blog Post#3

by Ellie Cohen   December 11, 2018 (See also Ellie’s other COP24 posts: From Katowice to Auschwitz — Ellie’s COP24 #2 blog post and 2018 UNFCCC Global Climate Meeting– Ellie’s COP24 blog #1 from Katowice, Poland with video and news links) One of the joys of attending the UNFCCC global climate meetings is meeting passionate, caring people

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Science News: Carbon Storage, Biodiversity, Creek Restoration, and more!

Staggering Results A recent study led by Point Blue Ecologist Kristin Sesser shows that collaborative, science-driven approaches provide a sustainable path forward in a time when water is becoming a more challenging resource to manage. A practice of staggering surface water removal on rice crops after flooding them for the winter is helping waterbird species such as

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