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.
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
Early Warning Systems for Biodiversity in Cascadia: A Journey via Southern Africa and Antarctica Our executive director Phoebe, gave a talk at the 7th Generation Supper as a part of their Times of Change series. She relayed her years of work doing conservation in Africa, and her experiences working with both engaged government parties, as … Read More
Thanks to those who joined us at the Bellingham Seafeast on September 23. What a great crowd of very concerned citizens! We educated quite a few folks on PBI’s mission, and the benefits of biodiversity. And we were lucky enough to be nestled between our two great neighbors, the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the … 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
“For much of the rest of my life I want to work on what we call The Big Wild, especially in South America. The conservation opportunities in South America are immense, way beyond anything we have in the United States. This is the place where biodiversity makes its maximum expression–biota maxima. It’s vitally important to the climate of the planet. If you look at global conservation priorities, South America is just critical.”