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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    What's New at the Center:

    • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences “honors the excellence and leadership of exceptional people from all disciplines and practices.” Read about it on their website.

      Dr. Boersma has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • We have a Postdoctoral Scholar position available examining whale-ship interactions at a global scale https://apply.interfolio.com/86253
      Deadline: June 1st, 2021

      Exciting opportunity with the Abrahms lab!
    • Dr. Boersma’s alma mater recently published an article recognizing her contributions to conservation science. Read it on their website.

      Dr. Boersma
    • Congratulations to Dr. Sue Moore on being awarded the 2020 IASC Medal, in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic!

      Dr. Sue Moore
    • 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

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    Galápagos Penguin

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    African Wild Dogs

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