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Oikonos is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization working locally and internationally to increase ecosystem knowledge through science, art, technology, education, and applied conservation.
Improve biodiversity conservation on imperiled islands, and increase understanding of human impacts on marine ecosystems
Leading community based conservation
Conducting rigorous science
Engaging the public in stewardship
Sharing knowledge through creative, alternative, and traditional means
Biodiversity Conservation on Imperiled Islands Oikonos investigates the ecological requirements that sustain biodiversity and endemic species, identifies solutions, and leads action such as habitat restoration and community stewardship.
Juan Fernández Islands, Chile
Rakiura South Cape Islands, New Zealand
Año Nuevo Island, California
Taiaroa Head, New Zealand
Migratory Wildlife Conservation Across Borders Oikonos investigates marine habitat requirements of migratory seabirds to improve conservation efforts against mortality from oil spills, fishery bycatch, plastic pollution, and invasive species.
Black-footed Albatross, throughout the North Pacific
Hawaiian Petrel - 'Ua'u, marathon trips to Alaska
Pink-footed Shearwaters, from Chile to Canada
Diving Ducks, San Francisco Bay
The Science of Marine Debris Oikonos is collaborating to improve the science behind the large scale problem of marine debris.
Tracking Pelagic Pollution, Northern Fulmar as a biological metric
Plastic Diets, wildlife plastic ingestion in the Pacific
Ocean Stewardship Oikonos inspires stewardship by sharing knowledge through creative and innovative means.
Tracking Seabirds and Trash, classroom programs and artist collaborations
ACES, formal math and science via animal migrations