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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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Carving Out Support for Conservation

By Lishka Arata, Senior Communications Coordinator When Melinda Whipplesmith Plank reached out to Point Blue last spring to ask if we were interested in an artist collaboration that would support our conservation work, our immediate answer was an enthusiastic, “Yes!”  Millie, as she prefers to be called, is a woodblock print artist based out of

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Celebrating Women in 2020

During the month of March we are highlighting some of the awesome women scientists at Point Blue on our home page in honor of Women’s History Month. Our scientists are grateful for the pioneering women in history like Roger Arliner Young, Hallie Daggett, and Rosalie Barrow Edge who have helped pave the way for women

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Science News: Guatemala, Spain, A Record Capture, and more

Building Capacity in Guatemala We are excited to welcome Guatemala as the 13th and most recent country to join the Migratory Shorebird Project! Initiated in 2011, the Migratory Shorebird Project is the largest ongoing coordinated survey of wintering shorebirds on the Pacific Coast of the Americas, and is a cooperative effort of conservation science organizations and

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Life Belowground on the Range

If you are a nature enthusiast, science nerd, or rangeland manager, this new guide will provide you with useful and fun knowledge about the intricate and fascinating world below our feet in a beautiful format. Life Belowground on the Range, an introduction to the soil communities that support California’s rangelands was produced by Point Blue Conservation

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A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts

Point Blue Conservation Science is excited to share a new climate-smart guide for land trusts: Integrating Climate Adaptation into Land Conservation: A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts. The purpose of this handbook is to provide land trusts and other land conservation practitioners with a guide to integrating climate change projections and climate adaptation approaches into

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A Commitment to Double Down in 2020

By Manuel Oliva, CEO In the weeks since attending the United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid as part of the Point Blue’s official delegation, I have spent a good deal of time reflecting on the outcomes of the meeting. On the one hand, the negotiations themselves did not advance in the way that we all

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Building Capacity and Mobilizing the Migratory Shorebird Project in Guatemala

The Migratory Shorebird Project (MSP) is a multinational collaboration initiated in 2011 by Point Blue. With our international partners in this effort we conserve wetlands through science, partnership, and outreach along the Pacific Flyway, a bird migration highway that stretches along the West coast of the Americas from Alaska to Chile. We are excited to

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Live from Madrid: Thoughts from the UN’s annual climate conference

By Manuel J. Oliva, Chief Executive Officer Poland. Mexico. South Africa. Denmark. For the past 15 years I’ve traveled to various far-flung locations to attend the United Nations’ annual climate change meeting. Known officially as “Conferences Of the Parties” (and informally as “COPs”) tens of thousands of people attend these events each year, almost all

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Drakes’ Beach Sanderlings Bird-A-Thon Team: A Bird Finding Machine!

Each year our Bird-A-Thon teams share a summary of their count day with their sponsors. It’s a way to for teams to let their supporters in on the action and excitement of the count day and of course share their prized species list. This year, the Drake’s Beach Sanderlings, composed almost entirely of young birders,

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