The Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels and the Penguin Sentinels Project
The Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels was launched April 4, 2009 in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Washington. The Center is built on four pillars: The Penguin Sentinels Project, The Global Penguin Society, Conservation Magazine, and Volunteer Student Research and Education Programs.
The Penguin Sentinels Project (formerly called The Penguin Project) Launched in 1982 by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Province of Chubut, the Penguin Sentinels protect and study the largest Magellanic penguin colony in the world at Punta Tombo, Argentina. A small group of researchers under the direction of Dr. Dee Boersma follow individual penguins, monitor the colony, and develop the data needed to plan effective conservation efforts.
Global Penguin Society was launched in 2009 with a Pew Fellowship to Popi Borboroglu, a scientist based in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The society will develop and advocate solutions for sustainable marine activities and management, drawing on penguins as charismatic, keystone species.
Conservation Magazine was launched in 2001 by a consortium of leading public and private conservation organizations. It is the leading voice for the science behind conservation. The magazine’s mission is to raise the bar on environmental thinking and writing. Its recipe is a mix of world-class journalism and provocative ideas spiced with offbeat illustrations that add a touch of irreverence – and delight.
Volunteer Student Research and Education Programs - Hundreds of volunteers and students have been part of the massive data collection at Punta Tombo. The Center is dedicated to educating the next generation of conservation leaders.
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