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:

  • A paper on the affects that harsh winters have on the reproductive success of Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo was published by Center Scientists Dr. Ginger Rebstock and Dr. Dee Boersma in Marine Ecology Progress Series. You can find a summary of the paper by James Urton here.

    Dr. Ginger Rebstock
  • Dr. Sue Moore’s new open access paper on “Tracking arctic marine mammal resilience in an era of rapid ecosystem alteration” was published in PLOS Biology and selected as the Editor’s Pick for the PLOS Responding to Climate Change Channel.

    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
  • Our Fall 2018 Newsletter was just sent out to our subscribers, including an update on the start of our 36th field season at Punta Tombo. Read about what’s new at the Center, including papers published and major conservation awards for Dee and Popi.

    The Center
  • Dr. Boersma was honored as a finalist at the 2018 Indianapolis Prize Gala in September. Visit the Indianapolis Prize page to learn more about the award and the other incredible conservation biologists honored along with 2018 Global Wildlife Ambassador honoree Harrison Ford.

    Dr. Dee Boersma

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