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.

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


What's New at the Center:

  • Dee and Caroline visited the Galápagos after earthquakes and during volcanic eruptions and found the penguins doing well! Read the blog post they wrote about their trip on the Galapagos Conservancy website.

    Dr. Boersma & Caroline Cappello
  • Dee has been featured on After the Fact, a podcast series run by PEW Charitable Trusts. Hear her talk about the population decline at Punta Tombo and the questions we still must answer to address it here.

    Dr. Boersma
  • Our Spring 2018 Newsletter was just sent out to our subscribers, including a Punta Tombo end-of-season update. Read it to learn more about what’s going on at the Center.

    The Center
  • Dr. Boersma is a finalist for the 2018 Indianapolis Prize! Visit the Indianapolis Prize page to learn more about the award and the other 5 incredible conservation biologists honored.

    Dr. Boersma
  • A new paper on Galápagos penguins by grad student Caroline Cappello and Dr. Boersma just went up on Endangered Species Research! Learn what our long-term study in the Galápagos Islands has taught us about differentiating males and females from just one measurement.

    Caroline Cappello

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