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PBI announces Conservation Science and Leadership Course!

We are thrilled to announce an exciting expansion of PBI’s conservation science internship program, with a new opportunity for 14 upper-level undergraduate students or recent graduates who are preparing to be conservation leaders and professionals. PBI’s new four-week Conservation Science and Leadership Course will take place May 23 through June 19, 2016, in the biologically-rich and scenic North Cascades Mountains and Methow Valley of Washington State. Students will gain a diverse and holistic view of ongoing conservation and management issues prevalent throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more here!

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Join us at Sound Waters 2016, in Langley, WA

PBI will present "The Curious Harbor Porpoise - How We Monitor Its Acoustic Activity" at Sound Waters 2016 on Saturday, February 6, at South Whidbey High School in Langley, WA. Sound Waters, a "one day university for all," has been bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound since the early 1990s, and now attracts 600+ people yearly. No prior knowledge is required to attend - just an interest in learning about and taking care of this amazing place that we call home. Learn more, and register here.

 

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Lisa Geres joins South America team as an intern

Lisa recently finished her thesis to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Konstanz, Germany. She is working with Lucila Castro in our Córdoba, Argentina office for six weeks, as part of a one-year break before starting a Master's program in environmental conservation.

 

This is an exciting time for our work in South America, with great momentum on many fronts, and we are thrilled to have Lisa's involvement and assistance.

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Conservation in a Changing Climate

PBI staff and board members are compelled to increase our outreach and advocacy on climate change, along with our research on the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on specific species and ecosystems that are adversely affected. We developed an action plan addressing the impact of climate change and ocean acidification on biodiversity. You can read the full plan here, as well as a letter from PBI's board president describing our motivation. If you think this effort is as important as we do, please, support our work today!

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PBI is expanding work in the Salish Sea!

In addition to our ongoing study of harbor porpoise, via underwater acoustic monitors and land-based observations, PBI will strive to reduce the negative repercussions of climate change in the Salish Sea ecosystem. We will work in collaborative partnerships to identify and reduce the stressors that threaten individual species and the entire ecosystem, so that species are better able to withstand the increasing stress of climate change and ocean acidification. We will be expanding our project focus to include other marine mammals, sea and shore birds (birder alert!), and will be raising the public's awareness of forage fish. We will also expand our observation network to include new sites and partners.
And you can help!

 

 

 

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