Our Mission

Wildlife is telling us the state of our planet. We listen. We take action.

Wildlife and wild places enrich human life. Just as canaries alerted coal miners to dangerous air quality, ecosystem sentinels alert us to natural or human caused environmental changes. We train the next generation of scientists and make a positive contribution to sentinel species and their habitats.

Stay Informed:

Our biannual newsletter will keep you up-to-date on conservation efforts and current studies.


What's New at the Center:

  • Our Fall 2017 Newsletter was just sent out to our subscribers, including an official announcement of the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels. Read it to learn more about our mission and hear all our recent field updates.

    The Center
  • In preparation for the start of the field season, we scouted some help from our feathered friends at the Woodland Park Zoo in testing our penguin scales.

    Scale Team
  • Dr. Pablo Borboroglu was recently featured in a video by HITN Television highlighting his lifelong work toward penguin conservation. Both Spanish and English viewers can find it here on YouTube.

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    Dr. Pablo Borboroglu
  • Odile Stern, a New York City artist and renowned eclectic collector, donated her penguin collection to the Boersma Chair in Natural History and Conservation at the University of Washington. Learn more about her story and see her collection here.

    Odile Stern
  • Natasha attended the UN World Oceans Conference last week as part of her work with the Oceans Sanctuary Alliance. Learn more about the World Oceans Conference on the UN blog overview.

    Natasha Gownaris

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