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


The Center advances the understanding and conservation of species that are sentinels of their ecosystem by linking multi-disciplinary science to effective policy actions. Learn about our research and conservation efforts →


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What is an ecosystem sentinel?

Just as canaries alerted coal miners to dangerous air quality, ecosystem sentinels serve as early warning systems of natural or human caused environmental change. Many of these sentinel species are also iconic, charismatic animals with a great ability to inspire individuals to take action. The Center is concerned with how alterations, whether natural or human, are impacting the health and well-being of these species and the ecosystems upon which we all depend.

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