Science to support conservation:
Our mission is to combine innovative scientific research, education, and technical support to inform, enhance and inspire conservation. Our goal is a rich and enduring biological heritage.
About PBIWe believe that knowledge, combined with passion, changes the game. Our conservation science fills critical knowledge gaps, and has made a significant difference in the protection and management of forests, rivers, deserts, wetlands, and imperiled wildlife species. We accomplish our mission through:
- Conservation partnerships
- Assessment of conservation opportunities
- Conservation science education (including public talks, internet resources and conservation science internships).
- Field studies and landscape analysis
- Sharing our expertise in ecology, botany, wildlife biology, and complex spatial analysis.
From the blog
Keep up to date on PBI activities, events, and progress.
We introduced PBI’s new executive director, Dr Phoebe Barnard, earlier this year. But we’d like to invite you to get to know Phoebe better, in her conversation below with one of our fantastic board members, writer and citizen scientist Jan Hersey. Where did you grow up? What first tickled your interest in the environment? I … Read More
We had a great time at Fidalgo Shoreline Academy in October! Our executive director, Phoebe gave the keynote address: When Rome is Burning: The Effects of a Global Decline in Biodiversity. Her address was well received and the crowd was interactive and engaged. The various breakout sessions were informative, with a great number of people in attendance. … Read More
Lucila Castro, PBI’s Argentina representative was selected as a finalist for the 2017 NAAEE (North American Association for Environmental Education) Award, for young researchers under 30 who are dedicated to protecting the environment. This award showcases young conservationists in a leadership role who are using powerful educational tools to create change through consensus building and community … Read More
Team member highlights
“PBI’s South American project has three principal elements: 1) scientific fieldwork to study nature, 2) intense and amazing work with local people, and 3) interactions with authorities at local and national levels. All these together shape a very rich and interesting project which is full of challenges! We all need to work across disciplines to protect nature, and in our case, the lungs and the heart of the planet.”Lucila Castro
“Why is biodiversity so important? If we ask this question to the average person, will they know the answer? Biodiversity is important for many reasons. Scientifically, it provides many ecosystem services that we could not live without. Socially, it provides health and wellness benefits that enrich and sustain our lives. How do we protect biodiversity? We help people create personal and emotional connections to nature, which will promote their desire to fight for, and protect it.”