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Science Categories: Conservation Science
Science News: Major advance in whale protection and much more…
Encouraging News for Whales We’re thrilled to report a major advance in our collaboration to protect whales. For over a decade, reducing deadly collisions between cargo ships and whales has been a priority for the Point Blue Oceans team. In 2017, we published a seminal paper showing that the actual number of whale deaths from
Ecological restoration works for urban birds in San Francisco’s Presidio
While cities and towns have not historically been considered priorities for ecological restoration projects, the UN Decade effort explicitly calls for urban restoration. The Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy were visionary in their pursuit of restoration in San Francisco’s Presidio, and since 2001 they have restored 78 acres.
Science News: More drones for science? Yes!
Science Drones from Antarctica to CA Drones are fast becoming an important conservation tool. At Point Blue, we began using them to survey a colony of half a million penguins in Antarctica that we’ve been monitoring on foot since the early 1970s. That study is still active and proving to be successful in bringing a
Antarctica 2020-21: An Unusual Season
This update on our conservation work in Antarctica comes to you from the only three biologists that were able to go this past season due to restrictions with the COVID-19 global pandemic. We start with some video field updates from Seasonal Field Technician Parker Levinson and then we hear from Antarctic Program Director Dr. Annie
Central Valley Science Super Stars!
Please join us in congratulating Tom Gardali, Point Blue’s Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group Director, and Dr. Kristen (Kristy) Dybala, Point Blue Principal Ecologist in the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group, for being awarded the Central Valley Joint Venture (CVJV) Science Excellence Award for their leadership roles in and contributions to the 2020
Gratitude and Inspiration — Video and Photos from “Thank you Ellie” Celebration [Oct. 20, 2018]
I sincerely believe that the many acknowledgements and honors truly reflect the invaluable work of everyone in the extended Point Blue family. Thank you for all you’ve done to make our successes possible. And thank you for the honor of leading this fabulous organization over the past two decades! Wherever my path takes me, I will always be a strong supporter of Point Blue.
Boots on the Ground in South America
Follow Point Blue Ecologist Matt Reiter’s Spring 2018 journey through Ecuador and Peru to help conserve the areas wetlands through partnership.
50 years on the Farallones–and still counting!
Exactly fifty years ago today Point Blue scientists officially began our research program on the Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of San Francisco. When our boat landed…
Threats to the Farallones! We need your help!
New proposed actions out of Washington, DC seriously threaten the collaborative progress we’ve made to protect seabirds, marine mammals, and the ocean. The good news is that, with your help, we’ll continue carrying out our critical research and stewardship, even as government funding is on hold. Read on to learn how to help.
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